At least six students have been killed in an attack on a school in Cameroon

Yaounde, October 24, a school in the southwestern region of Cameroon, Meimei Province, was attacked by armed elements, killing at least six students. In an interview on the 24th, Chamberlin Endong, governor of Meimei Province, said that separatist armed elements from the English speaking region of the country broke into a school in the provincial capital of kunba the same day and shot at students in the classroom, killing four students on the spot and seriously injuring several others. The permanent representative of Cameroon’s Ministry of secondary education in Meimei province told local media that the injured had been sent to hospital for treatment, and two of the students died. The six students were between the ages of 9 and 14. Residents near the school said that after the attack, the armed elements shot into the air and fled the scene. At present, Cameroonian security forces have launched a pursuit operation. < / P > < p > the official languages of Cameroon are French and English, and the population of English speaking areas accounts for about 20% of the total population of the country. Since October 2016, protests continued to take place in Cameroon’s English speaking area, with local people accusing the central government of neglecting the development of English speaking areas for a long time. Since October 2017, protests have turned into armed conflicts, and some radical separatists have begun to target local government departments and schools with attacks and kidnappings, and have frequently clashed with Cameroonian security forces.