Southern Cameroons Crisis: Student, police officer injured in Bamenda attack 0

One student and a police officer were injured on Tuesday after Ambazonia fighters attacked a school in Bamenda the chief city in the Northwest, according to local and security sources.

Amba fighters opened fire in front of the school where students were sitting for a public exam, a local security source said.

“A police officer was shot in the leg and another student was also shot. Students were dispelled. Our brave soldiers are pursuing the terrorists,” the Biya regime source said.  The injured student and police officer have been sent to a hospital for treatment.

Separatist fighters in Cameroon’s two Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest frequently kidnap teachers and students. In 2019, they abducted 170 students and their teacher in Kumbo locality of Northwest region.

Since 2017, government forces and separatist fighters have been clashing with each other in the two regions where the separatists want to create an independent nation.

By Fon Lawrence with files from Xinhuanet