23, February 2017
One person reported to be 30 years old has died in Mutengene, a town in Tiko Sub division, following attacks on state establishments by angry Southern Cameroonians. The attacks that have been strongly condemned by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium saw the buildings hosting Government Bilingual High School Mutengene set ablaze with some classrooms brought down to ashes. Cameroun Info.Net reported that the Mutengene Police Station was ransacked and four prisoners allegedly escaped.
Sources say four vehicles have also been burnt down. According information gotten from a senior security official Peter Nusta, Police Commissioner in Mutengene, the men of the underworld were close to 200. They barricaded the road leading to the slaughter house in Mutenegene. Reinforcement only came at about 3am when the men had disappeared. At the time of the incident only three Police officers were on duty.
Unconfirmed reports say the burning down of GBHS Mutenegene is to show their anger that some Francophone students have continued going to school despite the ongoing strike action. The incident comes 24 hours before the reception of the AFCON trophy in the region which will definitely passed via Mutengene to Buea, the chief city in the South West region.