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Cameroon: Gunshots in Buea delay Dion Ngute’s Kumba trip

Deserted streets of Mile 18 in Buea (c)All rights reserved

The Prime Minister, Head of Government Joseph Dion Ngute on Thursday witnessed firsthand the insecurity in the South West region as he continues his peace crusade.

Joseph Dion Ngute was supposed to hit the road early Thursday to Kumba to continue his mission but got stuck at his hotel room following deafening gunshots in Buea early morning. Journalists as well as members of the Prime Minister’s convoy who were supposed to accompany him to Kumba had to wait at the hotel to get security clearance before leaving.

Sources say gunmen invaded the Mile 17 motor park firing shots in the air as the headed to Molyko forcing traders, drivers and passengers to take off.

The gunshots, sources say lasted for hours but calm has returned after soldiers succeeded to push back the gunmen as the Prime Minister finally heads to Kumba.

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