Kumbo, 20 August, 2021 / 7:33 pm (ACI Africa).
A seven-year-old pupil at St. Theresa’s Catholic Primary School in Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has been killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between Cameroonian military and militants near the learning institution, a Catholic Priest has told ACI Africa.
The girl, a primary three pupil, was in a classroom alongside others when she was hit by the stray bullet, Fr. Jude Tanlaka Burinyuy told ACI Africa Friday, August 20, adding that the girl identified as Sinclair Shaalanyuy died on the spot.
Two other pupils were “lightly injured” during the incident that took place “at about 11.18 a.m.,” Fr. Burinyuy who is the Manager of Evangelium Kumbo Radio said.
The pupils were eating from the classroom at the time, the Catholic Priest said, making reference to the testimony from a teacher at the school.
The Cameroon Armed Forces was deployed in the North Western part of the country to battle members of the Ambazonia separatist movement (Amba Boys) who have been operational since 2016 when the nation’s Anglophone regions, North West and the South West, plunged into conflict.