GCE Crisis: Militants burn school building in Bamenda
The government of La Republique du Cameroun has announced that a building that was supposed to host the practical session of the General Certificate of Education, GCE has been burnt down by unknown Southern Cameroon militants. Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that the building belonged to Government Primary school Atuakom in Bamenda.
The building was reportedly set on fire at about 3 am today Monday the 15th of May 2017 and security agents are yet to make any arrest. What we do know is that tension is mounting in Southern Cameroons as 20th May approaches. A militant group calling itself the Black Vipers had warned Anglophone parents against sending their children to sit for the 2017 GCE examinations.
The school was a product of Japan-Cameroon relations and was constructed in 2014. Fire fighters arrived the scene accompanied by police officers with water canons and succeeded to put off the flames. The action has sent shock waves throughout Southern Cameroons as many now say it is a warning signal by militants calling for an independent state of Southern Cameroons. Ghost town operations have rocked the entire West Cameroon as towns and cities including villages have all been deserted.
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN