Until now, the origin of this fire remains unknown. It took place on the night of 19 to 20 May 2017.
The Bamenda Women Empowerment Center in the North West Region was set on fire on the night of 19-20 May 2017. Located in Old Town, close to the Central Police Station and below the regional division of the Judicial Police of the Northwest, the daily Mutations edition of May 22, 2017 which also relays this information, reports that so far “the damage is still visible. From the building made of definitive materials that displayed great looks, there are now only walls in cinder blocks blackened by a thick layer of smoke “. Although the origin of the fire remains unknown, it is known from unofficial sources that it is an act of reprisal against the non-observance of the various disengagement movements launched since the social crisis across the English-speaking Regions of Cameroon.
The daily reports that the learners from the center in spite of the Ghost Town slogans continued to attend public administration. “Everything suggests that it would have aroused the wrath of a group of vandals trying to take hostage the populations and institutions of the Republic,” it wrote. However, the fire has caused serious damage. The structure of supervision of the woman and the girl composed of a multimedia center, offices and a study room is unrecognizable. It must be said that the number of public buildings burned since the beginning of the crisis in November 2016 is increasing.