Mob kills Cameroon police officer after death of 5-year-old girl

Mob kills Cameroon police officer after death of 5-year-old girl

(CNN)A mob lynched a military police officer after he killed a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car at a checkpoint in the capital of Cameroon's English-speaking South West Region on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The girl's death sparked protests in Buea, with demonstrators marching her body to the regional governor's office. Sporadic gunfire also erupted in town, although it was unclear who was shooting. Secessionist fighters angry about perceived marginalization by Cameroon's French-speaking majority have been battling government troops in two English-speaking regions for nearly five years in an attempt to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia. Over 3,000 people have been killed and nearly a million displaced, with both sides accused of committing atrocities. The ministry said in a statement that the vehicle's driver initially refused …
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