Killing of Buea School Pupil: Government calls for serenity, promises to punish perpetrators

Population listening to an address by Mgr Michael M. Bibi

The Governor of the South West region, Bernard Okalia Bilai has promised that government will take action to punish the perpetrators of the killing of a school pupil in Buea. 

Speaking earlier this 14th October 2021,the Governor noted that all those at the control post at the time of the incident will face the law

"Early this morning, at a police, gendarme check point, a Gendarme officer stopped a car and the car refused to stop. He opened fire, against the car and we don't know why. In the cause of that incident, a child who was being accompanied to school died.

The population jumped and molested the gendarme who is in a critical state." the Governor noted.

Picture of the school pupil killed this morning in Buea 

The irate population of Buea have paraded the streets with the corpse of the pupil, blocking traffic circulation and stopping security check points mounted along the streets of Buea.

The killing of the primary one girl has angered people both far and near asking why a security official will stop a car by shooting at it.

The population finally settled at the Molyko Omnisport stadium were they received pacifying words from the Bishop of Buea, Mgr Michael Bibi, other religious authorities and Senator Mbella Moki Charles. 

Irate youth blocking circulation 

South West Governor says speaking on the incident says; "I can reassure them that those who are at the origin of this will be punished according to the regulation in force because we don't know what took that gendarme to open fire."

Some of his colleagues ran for safety but they should note that this action must be punished. That I can promise" 

In a fervent call, Governor Okalia Bilai says the population should maintain calm and not allow secessionist fighters to infiltrate their midst.

Fervent call for students and pupils, women not to be targets

As at press time, the officer who was lying helpless in a gutter was carried away by his colleagues.

The killing of the girl has aroused fresh sentiments about other killings carried out in the North West and South West regions around police check points.

The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have seen an increase in security presence since the anglophone crisis morphed into an armed conflict in 2017.


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