A masquerade has died at a funeral event where soldiers opened fire and also left many civilians injured, Tagzette learnt on Monday January 9, 2023.
The incident occurred January 7, 2023 in Bambui, restive northwest region of Cameroon.
According to locals, the soldiers invaded the funeral event and shot sporadically “targeting civilians” they alleged are separatists.
The masquerade was shot dead while fleeing to safety with other masquerades and civilians, an eyewitness said.
In an exclusive report, Mimi Mefo Infos quoted another eyewitness saying the incident occurred around 3.35pm.
According to the eyewitness, the military marched into the funeral event and took combat-ready positions before opening fire on the civilians.
The witness said the military took picture of the the deceased masquerade and disrupted event, for their “propaganda”.
“Some civilians are still missing since the incident occurred,” a survivor told Tagzette.
Cameroonian military authorities declined to comment on the situation, but a military source described the incident as a “mistake during search for separatist fighters”.