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Cameroon: nine dead in intercommunal clashes in the Far North


AA / Yaoundé / Peter Kum

At least nine people have been killed in clashes between two communities in the Logone-et-Chari department of Cameroon’s Far North region, the mayor of Logone-Birni told Agence Anadolu on Wednesday.

The fighting took place Tuesday evening in the canton of El Birké located in the district of Logone-Birni after a land dispute between the two communities.

“The Choa and Mousgoum Arab communities clashed with arrows and walkers. The clashes left at least nine dead and dozens injured in both camps, ”Anadolu Abakar Brahim, mayor of Logone-Birni commune, told the Agency.

The Logone-Birni gendarmerie brigade confirmed the results communicated by the mayor, adding that the security forces who were deployed on the scene, “opened fire by trying to dissuade the demonstrators from ransacking the symbols of the city. ‘administration’.

Fighting between communities is frequent in the Logon-et-Chari department of Cameroon, where many residents have bladed weapons such as arrows used in customary ceremonies.

Last June, clashes occurred in the locality of Makari, Logone-et-Chari department, between the Kotoko communities and the Choa Arabs. At least two deaths and several injuries had been recorded.

In 1992, clashes between the same communities and for the same causes of a land dispute resulted in dozens of deaths in both camps and significant material damage deplored.

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