17, August 2017
Reports from Kumbo, Bui County in Southern Cameroons say Government Primary School Kikaikelaka has been completely burnt down by unknown individuals. Neighbours and witnesses hinted the school may have been razed for accommodating the 2016/2017 Common Entrance and First Schools Leaving Certificate examinations (FSL).
In spite of very tight security, the militant group carried out the act and disappeared before security could be alerted. Notwithstanding the tense and frightening presence of the forces of law and order who are currently spread across the different counties and villages in Southern Cameroons. Cameroon Info.Net reported that the incident occurred during the early hours of Wednesday, around 3 am.
The fire was discovered late and West Cameroonians in that part of the territory could only lament the material damages and the impact on school resumption for this academic year. Parents are now worried about the safety of pupils and students.
French Cameroun colonial security apparatus have as usual opened an investigation. This is not the first fire incident that has consumed a school structure in the North West constituency; several schools have been reduced to ashes, including markets, police stations, Hotel and several private properties.
Source: Cameroon Info.Net