Anger, rage, and confrontation rocked Molyko, a neighborhood in Buea chief town of the regional capital of Cameroon, as more than 1000 people stormed the streets in protest of the killing of a schoolgirl by a Gendarmerie officer.
The incident took place in Molyko around 8:00 am local time as a mother accompanying her daughter to school was asked to stop at a mixed control checkpoint by one of the officers, who later opened fire at the car while the mother tried to park the car.
The little girl, Epindiale Tchungia Carolaisse, was a class one pupil at the Catholic University Institute of Buea Entrepreneurial Elementary Academy and had just attended classes for a month before the unfortunate incident occurred.
Eyewitnesses recounted that the Gendarmerie officer whose name has not been revealed was beaten to death by the angry mob who was traumatized by the situation.
In an amateur video circulating online, the Gendarmerie officer was seen lying helplessly on the road, while the angry mob could be heard in the background saying “he killed someone’s child,” “enough is enough”
The population took the little girl’s corpse and matched it into the office of the South West Governor, where they presented their grievances.
Agbor Balla Felix, the former president of the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has reacted following the incident in which he called for an investigation.
“We condemn the impunity with which the military acted, and call on the state to investigate the matter and ensure that the baby is given a befitting burial, and the family compensated”.