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Cameroon: At least two feared dead in Foumbot riot

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Two people are reported to have lost their lives and many others injured as youths in Foumbot, Noun Division, West region of Cameroon stormed the locality’s Court of First Instance Monday May 3 protesting against the death of a suspected drug dealer in detention.


It all began when news of the death of the suspected drug dealer in detention went round early Monday May 3, following ill health.

The angry population, mostly youths stormed the Foumbot Court of First Instance and set it ablaze indicating that he was refused proper treatment.

They went and took his body out of the mortuary and began parading the streets with it.

They later on barricaded the road leading to the Foumbot Court, destroyed some sourounding structures and threatened to do burn down the Foumbot Principal Prison and set all the inmates free.

This situation interrupted traffic along the Bafoussam-Foumbot road for hours.

Reports in the region say an attempt by forces of law and order to calm down tension and restore order met with stiff resistance from the youths, leading to violent clashes, which resulted in the death of two of the protesters and many injured.

By the time this was happening, reports say all the Judges of the Court were no where to be found.




Published on 10.02.2021

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