By Mboh Promise
A teacher, Lukong Francis, in Jakiri Sub Division who participated in a march past on May 20 has been killed.
Information says he was killed by Separatist Fighers who considered him a blackleg for taking part in a march past which was “banned” in Northwest and Southwest Regions.
According to information gathered from sources in the area, Lukong Francis, former English Literature teacher of Government Bilingual High School Jakiri was killed on May 29, 2022.
TWIF NEWS gathered that his body was discovered by passersby at the Mantum junction in Jakiri, with a rope tied to his neck, just about a week after the celebration.
Pictures of the man later on circulated on social media as his dead body was seen half-naked on the road with a long rope on his neck and his body looking wound-out, suspicious to have been beaten and molested to death.
Lukong Francis was seen in another video that circulated on social half-naked, answering questions from his kidnappers in an undisclosed environment. It is believed that it was from there that he was killed.
Lukong’s death is however linked to allegations that he took part in march past activities during the National Unity Day with the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM political party in Jakiri.
In yet another video circulating online that TWIF NEWS tumbled on, three persons were seen marching with CPDM mufflers at the Jakiri ceremonial ground stand on May 20. One amongst them is alleged to be Lukong Francis.
In the one minute video, two men and a lady were seen marching in front of a scanty ground stand with some few officials seated and a voice saying “CPDM march past…” in French language.
Though Lukong Francis did not confirm to anyone that he took part in the march past, sources who know him have attested that he was the one in the said video.
“We have not heard any reason why he was killed, but it must be because he marched onMay 20 because everyone who knows him was able to recognize him in that video,” a source who refused to be quoted commented
At the time of this report, no fighting group in the area have say a word or attested to killing him.
Lukong Francis is well known in the area. He has been teaching in many private schools in Jakiri and is popularly known nickname ‘Mr OT’ by his students.
He is one amongst many teachers killed as a result of the Anglophone armed conflict, though his case is linked with the ruling CPDM political party and the May 20 celebration, which was widely observed as “ghost town day” imposed on the population in some areas in the North West region.