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Cameroon:Child killed by gendarme officer in Buea laid to rest

The teenage school girl who was killed in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon has been laid to rest, sources have confirmed.

The five-year old Caroline Ndialle was shot and killed by a gendarme officer on Thursday morning while she was being driven to school.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, she was killed after a brawl ensued between the driver of her vehicle and gendarmes at a check point.

According to Defence spokesperson Col Atonfack Serge, one of the gendarmes opened fire on the vehicle after thé driver attempted to escape.

This death of the teenage sparked a series of reactions, first the lynching to death of the gendarme officer by the angry crowd who later took to the streets in protest.

Their protests first took them to the Governor’s Office where the Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai tried to calm tensions to no avail.

The protesters descended back to the streets as they paraded with the corpse of the teenager before it was handed over to the family on Thursday evening for immediate burial.

Published on 05.05.2023

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