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Anglophone Separatists Attack Secondary School In Southwest Cameroon, Kill 3 Students, 1 Teacher

The names of the students were given as Orume Emmanuel (12), Joyceline Iken (16), and Kum Emmanuel (17), while the teacher was identified as Celestine Song.

Three students and one teacher were killed on Wednesday, Nov. 24, in an attack by Anglophone separatist fighters on Government Bilingual Secondary School, Ekondo-Titi, Ndian Division in the Southwest region of Cameroon. 

The names of the students were given as Orume Emmanuel (12), Joyceline Iken (16), and Kum Emmanuel (17), while the teacher was identified as Celestine Song.

According to the Divisional Officer for Ekondo-Titi sub-division where the incident took place, “the terrorists were already in the school compound and opened fire on the first students who entered the compound.”

The assailants were said to have been in the premises of the school as early as 7:50 a.m. before the students arrived at the school.

“Four deaths, among them one female teacher, were recorded and two major injuries were also registered and taken to the Limbe Regional Hospital. Four other injured students are being taken care of in local health facilities in Ekondo-Titi,” Timothe Abola, the Divisional Officer revealed.

Abola further declared that shortly after the attack, security and defense forces were mobilised in search of the perpetrators of the dastard act, adding that the corpses of the four dead persons have been taken to the Limbe Regional Hospital mortuary.

He reassured the local populations that all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of school children while at school and called on them not to panic.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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