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Cameroon – NW: A GCE O Level candidate assaulted by two attackers in Bamenda

Written by Deckson N.

Individuals alleged that he did not respect the call for a boycott of classes launched in this region.

Violence continues to be on the menu of the habits of the people of the Northwest region. The evidence last Monday that a student of Form 5, who had to take the GCE “O” Level exam, scheduled for June 12, was assaulted by two individuals armed with machetes. According to Le Messager, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the girl was on her way to the bilingual high school of Ntamulung – Bamenda, when these two gangsters popped up behind her.

The newspaper reported that the attackers, who had come up against the young student, had accused her of “persisting in not respecting the call for a boycott of classes” launched by the leaders of the Anglophone crisis. Consequently, the victim saw her back and her arm slashed with a machete by the criminals, who subsequently quickly melted in the wild.

Fortunately, the girl was be taken illico presto to the regional hospital of Bamenda, where she is in intensive care at this time. Even though the nerves and the patient’s tendons have been affected, a source at the hospital reassured about the health-related stability of the girl.

I am amazed and dumbfounded that at the moment when the world is braving the girl’s education, the others threaten those who go to school. This incident in Bamenda restarts the debate about the safety of the girl from home to school and vice versa, “fulminates Colbert Gwain Fulai, executive director of an organization defending the rights of the girl.

However, an investigation was opened to find the perpetrators of this vile act. The high school principal, the security forces and the administration all went to the bedside of the little one and strongly condemned this barbarism.

This incident occurred about a year after a girl was kidnapped in a primary school in Ntamulung. Her captors who asked for a ransom of 700,000 CFA francs had given her drugs. The girl had then died as a result of this.

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