Cameroon – Insecurity: 33 houses burned by Chadian Arabs in the Far North

Written by Deckson N.

The perpetrators are Arab Chadian breeders who wanted revenge after the attack they suffered from the highway robbers  May 9, 2016.

To believe L’Œil du Sahel on newsstands this May 16, the Baiga village, in the Gobo subdivision, Mayo-Danay division, Far North Region, is half depopulated since May 13, cause being that Chadian Arab farmers operated a punitive expedition and set fire to several houses.

It all started according to the newspaper, on May 9. “That day, returning from the Gobo market, having sold their animals, Chadian farmers were attacked by highway robbers at Gandi, a small Chadian town located across the Logone River. The fruit of their trade was carried by the thugs. In addition, three people were killed, all of Chadian nationality.

According to the explanations of a local resident, “the three Chadians killed were returning from the Gobo market. Highway robbers asked the driver of the bus carrying them to stop. He refused to comply and the robbers opened fire. This is how the three people were killed. Among them, two Arabs and a Mousey “.

The victims then decide to take revenge. They suspected Chadians installed in Cameroon. On May 10, they went down to the Baiga village and burned about thirty houses. “They came back three days later and set fire to three huts. This balance-sheet obtained from local sources, however, is lowered by the S.D.O of the Mayo-Danay division, Simon Kweti Ndoh who was reached by telephone, “the newspaper said.

For the land chief, it’s 21 huts that were burned. “The day after the attack of Baiga, the Gobo Gendarmerie Brigade Commander Clement Bouba Zroumba and his elements took to the said village to search for the Chadian bandits who had obviously found refuge. According to a policeman who participated in the operation in company of the Chadian military that came to help their fellow Cameroonians, 12 phones, several SIM cards of Cameroonian and Chadian mobile operators, amulets and knives were seized.

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