The girls death led to protests in buea, with protesters march her body to the regional governor office. Sporadic gunfire also eruption in city, although it was unclear who was shooting.
Secessionist fighters die being angry over the alleged marginalization by the francophone majority of Cameroon, have fought government troops in two anglophone regions for almost five years in an attempt to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia.
More than 3,000 people have been killed and nearly a million displaced, with both sides accused of commit atrocities.
The ministry said: in a statement that the vehicle’s driver initially refused to stop at a gendarmerie checkpoint and then tried to drive away from the officers who had managed to force him to a stop.
“In an inappropriate response, not adapted to the circumstances and clearly not in relation to the irreverent” behavior of the driver, one of the gendarmes … fired warning shots in to immobilize the vehiclethe statement said.
“While little Caro Louise Ndialle, a young pupil of about 5, who used to be on board the saying vehicle, was fatally shot in the head.”
A crowd then set on the gendarme and killed him, the ministry said, adding that an investigation has been opened into the two deaths.
hundreds of Residents took to the street of Buea, some are holding tree branches in An sign of peace. Others waved met 500 franc CFA notes ($0.88), which they say… how much of the girl parents refused to pay before the gendarme opened fire.
Several said the incident was part of a pattern of heavily militarized security forces die harass local residents.
“All they do is intimidate” people. If you have an identity card, it is a problem. If you don’t have an identity card, it is a problem,” said one protester, who declined until give her name for security reasons.
The regional governor office promised swift action as he tried to calm the crowd die had come to him office.
“How is it that a child on her way to school?” said Governor Bernard Okala Bilai. “Rest assured that die… who has it will pay. It’s an atrocity.”
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