Dozens injured in western Cameroon explosion – Capital Radio Malawi
22 July, 2024

Dozens injured in western Cameroon explosion

One student has died and several others were injured after an explosive device went off in Cameroon’s restive North-West region.

The incident occurred on Sunday as the students were marching in commemoration of the country’s youth day in Nkambe town.

Videos circulating on social media show students running for safety after the explosion.

The regional governor told the state media that one student was killed and 40 people were injured during the incident.

Governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique said separatist fighters were suspected to have staged the attack.

The Anglophone separatists had imposed a lockdown to disrupt the celebrations.

Attacks against students, teachers and educational institutions are common in Anglophone Cameroon.

The incident is seen as an attempt by the separatists to enforce a boycott of education, which they imposed over seven years ago.

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