Page 1Front Row L to R: Michael Tse Fru, Patrick Fai, Charles Nwachan, Augustine Akuma, JosephChai Gwedji,Second Row L to R: Vincent Feko, Chief Ayamba, Pa StephenNdi, Dr. Martin N.Luma, Nfor N. Nfor,Isaac M. Sona, H. MbingloBack Row Standing: Henry Nya, Francis Tata,Thaddeus Bendzera,Thomas Nwachan, Johnson Yoko, Francis Ade
integral part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
That by the Milner-Simon Agreement which was ratified by the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1919 the international boundaries of British Southern Cameroons and FrenchCameroun were sealed. By this act,comparable only to the Berlin Conferenceof 1884 that partitioned Africa, theBritish Southern Cameroons and FrenchCameroun became two separate entitiesof international law and politics.
That as separate entities of international law and politics the twoCameroons became mandated territories of theLeague of Nations formed after World War I.
That on assuming responsibility for thepolitical future of the two territories, theLeague of Nations placed the SouthernCameroons under the United Kingdom Administration, while the other sector cameunder French Administration, thus thedesignations British Southern Cameroons andFrench Cameroun respectively.
That from March 1916 and throughout theMandate and Trusteeship Systems, the UnitedKingdom and France as of necessity put intoeffect in their respective territories,administrative, political, legal, economic andcultural systems that were totally exclusive.
A.Why were Southern Cameroonian leadersdetained?
We were detained for speaking the truth about theSouthern Cameroons Nation.
B.What is that TRUTH?1.
That before World War I,Germany had many colonies(protectorates) in Africa,prominent among which wasGerman Kamerun. Kamerunbecame a German Protectoratefollowing the Berlin Conference of 1884.
That upon the defeat of German troops inGerman Kamerun by the combined forces of the United Kingdom and France under GeneralDubelle (British) in 1916, they effected aprovisional partition of German Kamerun,giving birth to,the two Cameroons, namely,British Cameroons and French Cemeroun, andset up separate administrations within theirspheres of influence for purposes of control
That the two separate nations were createdfrom the former German Kamerun whichceased to exist as a fact of international law andthat parts of German Kamerun today make upthe francophone nations of Tchad Republic,Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville)Republic and Gabon Republic. The other is an
“Two separate nations were created from the CermanKamerun”
The Whole Truth AboutThe Southern Cameroons
Special Report by Nfor Ngalla Nfor (Prisoner of Conscience)
October 1 DetaineesBamenda CentralPrison
Dr Nfor Ngalla Nfor is a Deputy Chairman of the SCNC. He and other leaders of the SCNC were abducted and held for 47 days in Bamenda Central Prison.This letter was written during by him and others during their illegal detention.
British Southern Cameroons Communications CommissionP.O. Box 7026 Langley Park, MD 20787