Saturday, 11 February 2017

Two killed and ten wounded in a protest in Ndop

Frankline: One of the protesters killed 
On Friday, Cameroon police killed two protesters and wounded 10 others on Friday in the latest bout of violence in the English-speaking region of Cameroon.

Friday's violence occurred in Ndop, about 40 kilometers to the east. The protest started after the mass arrest of youths who burned down a Francophone school property in the area. 

"On Friday morning around 11 a.m., the protesters became more aggressive, the police fired in self-defense and there were two deaths in the clashes. Ten wounded," said a local police commissioner who asked not to be named.

A staff member in the office of the regional governor confirmed the number of dead and wounded.

The violence comes as a rare test for long-standing President Paul Biya, 83, who has ruled Cameroon since 1982.

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