The Fon of Mbaw Yakum in Ngoketunjia division of the Northwest region of Cameroon who also doubles as president of the Northwest house of chiefs was reportedly kidnapped in his Fondom yesterday December 7, 2021. A source close to the Fon says he was pick up by over forty heavily armed men and taken to an unknown destination. The Fon had on Saturday Dec.4 launched the Mbaw Yakum annual cultural festival that has not taken place since 2016. Our source also claims the armed men are demanding for huge ransom.
Since 2016 the annual cultural festival of the Mbaw Yakum people in Ngoketunjia Division of of the Northwest region of Cameroon known as ‘Sha’atang’ has not been celebrated. Like many other festivals in the conflict hit Anglophone regions this has been partly due to the crisis. Last Saturday, December 4, 2021 the Fon of Mbaw Yakum HRM Fon Kelvin Shomitang II launched activities to Commemorate 84th Edition of the annual festival at his Bambalang Fondom. Since when the fon stormed the village last week there has been total celebrations amongst men, women children and even the old who have not seen their ‘igwe’ for a very long time. Unfortunately for the Mbaw Yakum people they could not enjoy the warmth of their Fon for long as over 40 heavily armed men picked him up yesterday afternoon and whisked him off to an unknown destination. www.lashaking.info