The senior police superintendent will be buried on Saturday in his native town of Yagoua in the Far North.
The remains of the late commander of the Mobile Intervention Unit N°2, senior superintendent of police Gerard Aidjim who died on January 6th, will be lowered to rest in his native town of Yagoua in the Far North Region. The corpse was removed on Wednesday January 24 from the mortuary of the Douala military hospital and offered last honours at the esplanade of the Douala city council before the last journey to Yagoua.
The ceremony presided at by the Regional Delegate for National Security for the Littoral, Commissioner Raymond Essogo, was void of any speeches and characterised by military parades to the tune of the Marine band in Douala. Prominent among those present was the Governor of the Littoral, Ivaha Diboua, the commander of the second military region, Major General Mohamadou Saly as well as other top administrative and political brass of the economic capital.
The mammoth crowd that turned out to witness the event burst into tears as the casket bearing the mortal remains approached the ceremonial grounds, borne by 11 of his fellow commissioners. There was also the playing of the song of the dead before the corpse was whisked off to the residence of the deceased in Bonanjo where a church service and eulogies took place.
The corpse left Douala for Yagoua via Maroua Salak airport yesterday and today there will be further church services and eulogies at the residence of the deceased in the Sara neighbourhood. The burial proper takes place tomorrow under the supervision of the representative of the Delegate General for National Security.
Late Gerard Aldjim, was a graduate in public law from the University of Yaounde II and went into the advanced police school in Yaounde in 1996 where he graduated with a diploma in 2000. From 2000 to 2003 he did internship at the Mobile Intervention Unit N°2 for the Littoral and was appointed interim commissioner of the Bafang Public Security Station.
From 2006 to 2012 he served as the commissioner for the Public Security District in Bafoussam. Before his untimely death, he served as Commander of the Mobile Intervention Unit N°2 for the Littoral. He leaves behind a wife and four children as well as a large police family and well-wishers, to mourn after him.