Tension In Cameroon As Terrorists Bomb AFCON 2021 Stadium Two Days To Tournament
Some Separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Anglophone region have set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in the town of Limbe which will host Group F matches of the Africa Cup Nations (AFCON).
No one was injured in the explosion that occurred early Thursday in the city’s Half Mile neighborhood, according to local police.
Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, and Gambia will compete in Group F of the AFCON.
Separatist fighters who have vowed to disrupt AFCON in the city said on social media they were responsible for the blast and stressed that it was “a warning sign of what we will do during AFCON”.
Separatist leaders had said they do not want AFCON matches to take place in a region “at war”.
The Cameroon army has deployed additional ammunition and troops to the region. The troops undertake routine day and night patrols.
It will be recalled that Prophet Nigel Gaisie of the True Word Fire Prophetic Ministries had warned of a terrorist attack during the AFCON.
Gaisie disclosed that he foresaw terrorists detonating explosives in a stadium during the AFCON tournament.
Addressing his members, the Ghanaian-based prophet urged participating countries to be prayerful in averting disaster during the tournament in Cameroon.
According to Prophet Gaisie, “This is an international prophecy. The Lord carried my spirit into a place like Cameroon concerning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
”I saw something like players standing on a stretcher and they were in pain as some of them were crying.
Let the nation of Cameroon pray and any other qualified team also do the same because I’m seeing something like a terrorist attack and explosive attacks.
I see that something happened at the stadium, and the whole place was in disorder and people died. “
The 2021 AFCON will officially kick off on Sunday in the capital, Yaounde, and will run for four weeks.