Tension clouds schools’ resumption in Cameroon.

Cameroon’s army on Wednesday killed three people in the capital of the country’s English-speaking North West region on the same day the education minister visited the area, with tensions spiking as children return to school.

Three people were “neutralised” after having “burst into the city” of Bamenda in a car with three others on Tuesday, army spokesman Didier Badjeck said.



According to a witness, numerous shots were heard on Tuesday around the hotel where Education Minister Youssouf Adidja Alim was staying during a visit to the city to coincide with the reopening of schools.

A source close to Alim said the occupants of the vehicle had been “spotted and repelled” before they could reach the minister.

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On Monday seven pupils and a headmaster were kidnapped by armed men at a school in Bafut, near Bamenda. Two students and the school head were freed on Tuesday, according to information obtained.

Some secessionists have said on social media that they could not guarantee the security of children who returned to school in defiance of the boycott.

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