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Bui MP refutes official version of Kumbo shootings

Honorable Caroline Mbiybe, SDF Member of parliament for Bui in Kumbo sub division, has rejected the official version of the events that led to the death of a teenager in Kifem.

In an interview she granted Canal 2 International, the Bui MP said the event occurred on a day when she was trying to convince parents to send children to school. She said some 21 soldiers had invaded the community intimidating people to her greatest surprise. She stated that the soldiers attacked unarmed civilians which eventually led to death of the 17 year old.

The MPs report is a sharp contrast to government’s official version of what happened in Kumbo. It should be recalled that Cameroon’s defense Minister, Joseph Beti Assomo, had claimed the gendarme who killed the teenager was acting in self defense.

To Caroline Mbiybe, government’s militarisation of English speaking regions is foiling school resumption plans given that the people are scared of the heavily armed men.


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