Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on email@example.com
In the 90s, the man known for his volcanic temperament organized and led a demonstration against an increase in tuition fees at the University of Buea. The protests led to the expulsion of the former Secretary General of the Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL) by the university authorities in 1993.
He fled to Europe where he published “Not Guilty”, a book recounting his experience as a political refugee. It was during one of his European tours that he met several other activists who shared his separatist visions for Southern Cameroon.
Among them, Nso Foncha Nkem a former US soldier with whom he now plans and coordinates actions against the security forces and the Cameroonian authorities.
Today, the man is at the head of an army embryo made up of a few dozen fighters formed by separatists from the diaspora. To finance their struggle, Ayaba Cho Lucas and his family would resort to smuggling including the trafficking of cigarettes, medicines, perfumes, clothing and even car parts. They have all been under an international arrest warrant since October 2017.
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