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Defence Minister, 4 Generals Map Out AFCON Security Plan 

By Francis Tim Mbom

From (L-R) Bidoung Mkpatt, Beti Assomo, Rene Sadi and others

From (L-R) Bidoung Mkpatt, Beti Assomo, Rene Sadi and others

Cameroon’s Minister of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, says Government would take measures to ensure the security of players, fans and all during the African Women Cup of Nations in November in the cities of Yaounde and Limbe.

Beti Assomo was speaking in Limbe on Wednesday, September 7, during a public briefing held after a visit to the Limbe Omnisport Stadium, the two training pitches at Middle Farms and Centenary Stadium and the Atlantic Beach Hotel complex.

The Defence Minister was accompanied to Limbe by four other Ministers: Rene Emmanuel Sadi of Territorial Administration, the Secretary of State in Charge of the National Gendarmerie, Jean Baptiste Bokam, the Delegate General for National Security and the Minister of Sports, Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt.

Assomo’s delegation was also powered by four military Generals: Generals Samobo Pierre, Samuel Njock Elokobi, Sali Mohamadou and Mahamat Ahmed.

Minister Assomo said their joint visit was to enable them see how they can synchronise their security plans to ensure that there shall be no loop holes or security lapses during the AWCON games.

Besides, Cameroon is still at war with Boko Haram in the North of the country.

Recently, the gang of blood curdling murderers resorted to the use of suicide bombing as their tactic in the senseless war against innocent and hapless citizens.

But the Cameroonian armed forces, in collaboration with their Nigerian, Chadian and Niger counterparts have dealt a devastating blow to the sect’s ability to cause mass harm.

Notwithstanding, Assomo said Government was living no stone unturned.

While in Limbe, the defence boss thanked Governor Okalia Bilai, for all that they have been doing to ensure the security of persons and property.

He, nevertheless, tasked the Governor and all the security heads to ensure that all problems are identified and given proper solutions.

He urged them to ensure serenity and proper work rapport between project controllers and their workers.

“My wish is that the security aspect of this tournament is handled at its best…

You will need to have a better mastery of the social, cultural and political feelings of the people in order to be able to ensure proper security before, during and after the games,” Assomo told his security collaborators during his Limbe visit.

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