The Cameroonian government has defended the army against accusations of involvement in an attack on a school in Kumba in which six children were killed by gunmen.
The Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi on Sunday refuted as “false” allegations of the involvement of the Defence and Security Forces in the killing of the students.
The statement comes after secessionists were blamed by the government for the school attack Saturday when unidentified gunmen went to a private school complex on three motorbikes and opened fire on students in classrooms before fleeing.
The owner of the school has been arrested and detained by the authorities on claims that he had been illegally operating the school.
Journalist Freda Voma has the details from Buea in the south-west region of Cameroon.