Police Arrest 2 Suspects Tied To Cameroon Market Explosion

Police at the Mokolo market in Yaounde, the country’s capital arrested the suspects a few hours after the explosion.

Authorities in Cameroon have arrested two persons concerning an explosion in the Mokolo market in Yaounde, the country’s capital.

HumAngle learnt that police arrested the suspects a few hours after the explosion.

According to local sources, the explosion from an improvised explosive device injured one person.

The two suspects are sellers in the market, sources said. The explosion was the second in the market within a week. No group has claimed responsibility.

Following the incident, the prefect of the Mfoundi division, which Yaounde is the chief town, signed an order banning the placing or abandoning of parcels in public places within the division.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben

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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