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World Cameroon authorities urge calm after police kill girl, 5, in Buea

11:17  15 october  2021
11:17  15 october  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon have appealed for calm after the killing of a five-year-old girl by a policeman in the troubled region and his subsequent lynching by an angry crowd. The incident took place on Thursday in Buea , the capital of the Southwest region where anglophone “We urge the public to be calm . This is a sad and unfortunate incident,” Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai told the state television channel CRTV. “Rest assured that those who did it will pay. It is an atrocity,” he said. Blaise Chamango, head of a local campaign group called Human Is Right, said a woman driving

Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon appealed for calm on Thursday after a policeman killed a schoolgirl in the troubled region and was lynched by an angry mob. The incident took place in Buea , a hotspot city in a region where anglophone separatists and government forces in the French-majority nation have been locked in bitter four-year-old conflict. "We urge the public to be calm . This is a sad and unfortunate incident," the governor of Southwest Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, told the state TV channel CRTV. Blaise Chamango, head of a local campaign group called Human Is Right, said a

Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon have appealed for calm after the killing of a five-year-old girl by a policeman in the troubled region and his subsequent lynching by an angry crowd.

Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Buea [Video screenshot/Reuters] © Provided by Al Jazeera Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Buea [Video screenshot/Reuters]

The incident took place on Thursday in Buea, the capital of the Southwest region where anglophone separatists and government forces in the French speaking-majority nation have been locked in a bitter four-year-old conflict.

“We urge the public to be calm. This is a sad and unfortunate incident,” Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai told the state television channel CRTV.

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YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon appealed for calm on Thursday after a policeman killed a schoolgirl in the troubled region and was lynched by an angry mob. The incident took place in Buea , a hotspot city in a region where anglophone separatists and "People responded by lynching the gendarme. More than 500 people came out and marched with the body (of the girl ) to the governor's office. He tried to calm people down by promising to punish" those responsible, he said. Pictures purporting to be that of the dead girl , the gendarme and the mob

A military police officer in the capital of Cameroon 's restive English-speaking South West Region has killed a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car at a checkpoint, sparking angry protests, a senior regional official says. The incident could further inflame tensions in Cameroon 's two English-speaking regions where secessionists angry about Hundreds of residents took to the streets in protest, some waving tree branches in a sign of peace, while others waved 500 franc CFA currency notes (.12), which they said was how much the girl 's parents refused to pay before the gendarme opened fire.

“Rest assured that those who did it will pay. It is an atrocity,” he said.

Blaise Chamango, head of a local campaign group called Human Is Right, said a woman driving children to school was ordered by police to stop at a checkpoint.

“The driver didn’t obey. A gendarme opened fire and a schoolgirl was fatally wounded,” she said.

“People responded by lynching the gendarme. More than 500 people came out and marched with the body [of the girl] to the governor’s office.”

The defence ministry statement confirmed the events, saying in a statement: “In an inappropriate reaction, unsuited to the circumstances and clearly disproportionate to the irreverent behaviour of the driver, one of the gendarmes … fired warning shots in order to immobilise the vehicle.

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Di death of one schoolgirl for Buea inside Cameroon spark protest on Thursday for di English-speaking region of di kontri. Buea , capital for one of de Anglophone crisis region, boil laik volcanic mountain as bullet for gendarme officer hit school pikin, Caroline Ndialle Enongene. Di five-year-old pikin bin dey inside di vehicle dey go school wen police shoot di car for checkpoint. Buea resident tell BBC News Pidgin say de incident happen for morning taim, as de mami Lisette Enowgene take pikin dem di go for school.

Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon appealed for calm on Thursday after a policeman killed a schoolgirl in the troubled region and was lynched by an angry mob. The incident took place in Buea , a hotspot city in a region where anglophone separatists and government forces in the French-majority "People responded by lynching the gendarme. More than 500 people came out and marched with the body (of the girl ) to the governor's office. He tried to calm people down by promising to punish" those responsible, he said. Pictures purporting to be that of the dead girl , the gendarme and the mob

“In the process, the little Caro Louise Ndialle, a young pupil aged about 5, who was on board the said vehicle, was fatally shot in the head,” it added.

An investigation has been opened into the death of the girl and the lynching of the policeman, the ministry said.

Residents protest through the streets of Buea [Eyong Blaise/Reuters] © Provided by Al Jazeera Residents protest through the streets of Buea [Eyong Blaise/Reuters]

Protests erupt

Later on Thursday, hundreds of residents took to the streets of Buea, some holding tree branches in a sign of peace.

Others waved 500 franc CFA currency notes ($0.88), which they said was how much the girl’s parents refused to pay before the gendarme opened fire.

Several said the incident was part of a pattern of heavily militarised security forces harassing residents.

“All they do is intimidate people. If you have an identity card, it’s a problem. If you don’t have an identity card, it’s a problem,” said one protester, who declined to give her name for security reasons.

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The girl 's death sparked protests in Buea , with protesters marching her body to the regional governor's office. Sporadic gunfire also erupted in the town Secessionist fighters angry at the perceived marginalization of Cameroon ’s French-speaking majority have been fighting government troops in two English-speaking regions for nearly five years in a bid to form a separatist state called Ambazonia. Over 3,000 people have been killed and nearly a million displaced, with both sides accused of committing atrocities.

Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon called for calm after a police officer killed a student in the troubled region and was lynched by an angry mob. The incident took place in Buea , a key city in a region where Anglophone separatists and government forces from the majority French nation have been embroiled in a bitter four-year conflict. “We urge the public to remain calm . This is a sad and unfortunate incident, ”Southwest Region Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai told state television channel CRTV. Blaise Chamango, head of a local campaign group called Human Is Right, said police

The Southwest and neighbouring Northwest regions are home to English speakers who comprise about a fifth of Cameroon’s 22 million people.

  Cameroon authorities urge calm after police kill girl, 5, in Buea © Provided by Al Jazeera

Perceived discrimination

A decades-long campaign by separatists to redress perceived discrimination at the hands of the francophone majority flared into a declaration of independence on October 1, 2017.

Attacks on the security forces by armed separatists were met with a crackdown, sending the two regions into a spiral of violence that has killed more than 3,500 people and forced about 700,000 people to flee their homes.

Last month alone, 15 soldiers were killed in two attacks in five days, while four suspected separatists were sentenced to death over the 2020 killing of seven schoolchildren.

The presence of the anglophone regions derives from the colonial era.

The former German possession of Cameroon was partitioned after World War I between Britain and France.

In 1961, part of the British territory, the Southern Cameroons, joined Cameroon after it gained independence from France.

Anglophones have long chafed about perceived inequality, especially in education and law.

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