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Cameroon: One dead, 25 injured in grenade explosion in Maroua

Aid workers trying to rescue injured persons in Sunday's explosion (c) Guibai Gatama

At least one person has been reported dead and 25 others injured following a grenade explosion in Maroua, Far North region of Cameroon, sources have said.

A grenade is said to have exploded on Sunday night around a drinking spot at the ‘Pont Vert’ neighbourhood leading to the casualties

Amongst the 25 injured, five have been admitted at the surgical ward of the Maroua Regional Hospital as the others are equally receiving treatment.

The Governor of the Far North region Midjiyawa Bakari who visited the victims late on Sunday night at the hospital, called for more vigilance from the populationand said security will be beefed up.

Nobody has claimed responsbility for the attack yet, it is highly linked to the Boko Haram terrorist sect which has carried out several attacks in the region in recent weeks.

This is a developing story

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