Breaking Revelations from Kawa Yannick Kawa, the defected Amba Commander

Kawa was recruited for the amba militia as early as August 2017, well before the purported peaceful demonstrations of 22/09/17, 01/10/17, the unilateral declaration of the independence of Ambassonia by the diaspora leaders and the formation of a Facebook government. He returned just before October 2017, after two months of training and joined a force that started killing gendarmes and policemen long before President Biya, in a short speech at the air port on the 30/11/2017, insisted that the killers will be hunted out.

Unfortunately secessionists took this as a declaration of war on anglophones. Not all anglophones are secessionists and even so he did not declare war on secessionists. The Equinox TV and it’s supporters amplified this misrepresentation of the president’s speech so that the boys could use it as a justification to harm anglophones in the name of fighting a war of. secession
*To be honest, is there a better declaration of war than the unilateral declaration of part of a sovereign state independent and then arming militia to attack government forces??*

Many anglophones rushed to the francophone zones at the peak of the crisis and this is a testimony that the government did not declare war on anglophones.

Why KAWA YANNICK KAWA defected

Those assigned to recruit for the Ambassonia force deceived him that a new country call Ambassonia had already been created before August 2017 and advised him not to miss the opportunity of joining the new state’s army. The training, according to the scammers was to be done by the best war experts on the planet after which enough weapons and logistics will be made available for the struggle.

Unfortunately, for two months in Nigeria he received the most basic and the most primitive training of modern times; based mainly on black magic and worst of all administered mainly by the Biafras who lost their own war of secession.(1967—1970). Consequently, YANNICK on his return, had to work very hard to fortify himself and to look for other financial sources to sustain the struggle up to march 2019.

Secondly, the boy says the leaders in the diaspora are foolish, disunited and spend most of their time fighting each other and are often scammed by the middle men who receive funds on ground zero, meant for the struggle. The disunity is reflected on ground zero where different militias often confront each other. *KAWA says he has never learned of any successful revolution that was led by people operating from outside and does not belief Ambassonia can do. He says BOKO HARAM fighters are far more united than amba warriors and their leaders.

Consequently, the boys had to be relying on the local population as concerns funding the war. This subjected the local population to horrific acts of terror in which; just seven poor families were forced to be providing the sum of 1,500,000frs every six months; elders and even some individual parents to the boys were kidnapped, tortured and forced to pay 4,000,000frs. All judicial matters were forcefully reported to the boys and judgement summarily based on the wrong premise that an accused is wrong and should be heavily tortured and forced to admit the guilt.

The repression has caused much of the able population to flee to areas not infested by the boys. As a General, YANNICK was feared and isolated by the local population; people avoided his presence and when he surprisingly appeared everybody kept quiet. He is naturally a sociable boy but found that he could no longer afford a good conversation, even with girls. The boys equally put the lives of the inhabitants at risk by escaping together with them when the military approached.

He disclosed that to become an amba boy you go through sacred initiation rites in which you swear never to escape and it is believed that if you violet the rule, death follows soon. YANNICK has escaped and is unaffected meaning that the death threat is unrealistic. He said ‘Odeshi’ is fake.

*AS AMBA WARRIOR*

YANNICK as an amba fighter for more than two years has radicalized, trained and initiated many boys in Manyu, Indian and Momo Divisions. Until late he has been an epitome of amba terrorism in these areas orchestrating most of the disturbances.

*HIS TAKE ON THE CAMEROON MILITARY*

He appreciates the Elite forced, BIR, for being skillful and highly professional but blames the gendarmes for indiscriminate shootings and unnecessary violence. The boys generally respect and try to imitate the BIR force as seen from the activities of the Late Field Marshall and many others. The boys have committed incredible atrocities to gendarme officers which include the hacking to death of a male and female officer at MBINGO (01/02/18); the beheading of one gendarme who went to visit a girl friend in Belo and the recent killing of a young officer along Kumba- BUEA road. That could be why they get scared when the boys are around and go violent on them. We now understand why he surrendered to the BIR.

*HIS WORK TOWARDS PEACE*

He abolished ghost towns in Mamfe and formed a powerful vigilante group to protect the population. He tried to disarm some of the groups by collecting their weapons.

More than 45 boys are ready to copy his example and drop guns and this will be done as soon as he arranges with the military.

*HIS SECURITY*

He had relocated his family to a safe zone before accepting a live Facebook interview with MKPD(My Kontripipo Dem)
The government did all the arrangements and is providing for his family. His last visit to Okoyong pulled a large crowd as people were anxious to witness a former Amba general walk around freely with the BIR.

*GENERAL AMNESTY*

The head of state, His Excellency Paul Biya, recently granted Amnesty to all Amba boys who will drop their arms. A large budget has been set aside for the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Committee set up by the president.
He is rather acting like a BISHOP by restraining the military which could have otherwise been on the rush to hunt out Amba boys. To him harmless and peaceful boys should not be attacked for now but those amba boys whose activities continue to harm the lives of anglophones should be neutralized.
KAWA worked only with the military and MKPD( My Kontripipo Dem) to disarm. Any other interested person can use the same channel.
By Fang Jung (Japan)

Kawa Yannick on a sensitisation tour in Mamfe

#MKPD
These pictures are of Kawa Yannick, he is on tour in Mamfe area, sensitising the general public and asking for Amba boys to #DropTheGuns and come back home. Kawa was one of the very first batch of Amba boys, recruited in Aug 2017 and trained by the Nigerian Militants. 

Kawa has now defected, droped his guns since four weeks ago, and is now working to sensitise the other Amba boys to follow his lead.

Kawa Yannick will be busy all week on his tour, and we may not be able to speak with him live again until he has returned to Buea and is fully rested.

KAWA MEETING PROGRAM IN VILLAGES

- Sunday, April 28th: Bachuo Ntai, Okoyong
- Monday, April 29th: Mamfe
- Tuesday, April 30th: GHS Mamfe
Bessong-Abang.
- Thursday 02 May: Ntenako, Adekwai.
- Friday, 03 May: Mbinjong, Nfaichang.
- Saturday 04 May: Ossing

NB:

The first time I (MKPD) spoke with Kawa Yannick was Monday 22 Apr 2019. We spoke for almost one hour. Kawa was ready to speak publicly, but he was still afraid because of the terrorist threats to his immediate family.

Immediately after speaking with Kawa, I (MKPD) personally lobbied individual officials in the Cameroon gov.

I pleaded to one administrator in Yaounde that Kawa’s story was compelling, original, and authentic, that if we make it possible for Kawa to speak publicly about his personal experiences, we could convince hundreds of other Amba fighters to follow on Kawa’s example.

By Wednesday 25th April, to my greatest surprise, my advocacy landed with the right person in Yaoundé, and the finances were released as I requested, the funding to safeguard Kawa’s family.

By Friday 27 Apr 2019, our contact in Cameroon had already received the money, and already found a vacant accommodation for Kawa’s family to occupy.

On Saturday 28 Apr 2019, the Cameroon military detachment from Kumba was ordered to go to Mamfe and extract kawa’s family. On their way to Mamfe, they came under Amba attack, which delayed their progress, and as a result, when Kawa came on Facebook live show on this MKPD platform, the line was very unstable, but we managed to get Kawa on the program despite the difficulties and challenges we went through.

This is just an example of how certain individuals in Cameroon are working day and night to save the country. Rest assured, we are #WinningFatly, and we must #MashFire..