Internet surfing may soon become a crime in Southern Cameroon as police authorities deepen a crack down on citizens longing for internet connection.
People who are in darn need of internet connection have to go to Fako and be in danger of getting caught by stalking police force.
This is becoming a hide-and-seek situation between the police force and the citizens needing to browse the internet which gave rise to a slip out through a tollgate at New Bonako.
Accordingly, the government in its intention to stanch the flow of supposedly far-reaching postings and viral streaming on social media, sternly underestimated the strength of the repercussions of the shutdown of the internet in Northwest and Southwest areas that sparked an information catastrophe.
At the tollgate and outside nearing Bekoko, people are crushing about oftentimes at the side of the road to browse but need to take off as police appear. Internet browsers are seized and their mobile phones sequestered.
Stoppage on the internet has caused the slowing down of several businesses and even caused some to shut down due to financial losses. However, internet users have succeeded in attaining connection even if it would mean endangering themselves.
Just recently, a hot spot at a community in Buea on the foot of Mt. Cameroon was discovered by young entrepreneurs, but as soon as they settled down to business; police van from nowhere appeared and questioned what they were doing.
There is also information that University professors don’t know what to advise students whose courses are profoundly dependent on the internet.