Playing kids discovered a locally fabricated pistol, cartridges, and some spiritual protection items known as “odeshi”. They made the discovery Monday, September 6, 2021, in the Cow Street neighborhood in Bamenda III Subdivision.
The gun and the accompanying items were in a bag at the time of discovery. The kids happened to have stumbled on the bag, opened it, and discovered the content.
“My son and friends were playing and all of a sudden, he came shouting to me, ‘Mama, I have seen a gun.’ I was shocked. He showed me the bag, and I immediately asked them to go keep it where they took it from. My neighbors and I called for the Army Rescue who came and took the bag away. That’s all I can say,” an eyewitness and mother to one of the kids said.
Elements of the Army Rescue who arrived at the scene, led by its commander, Paul Taku, are reported to have dismantled the pistol and taken it away.
The residents of Cow Street are yet to know who must have kept the bag containing the gun and cartridges around the area.
Many have been quick to suspect armed bandits who go around terrorizing the neighborhood.
The discovery of the bag with the gun comes barely a day after gunmen attacked a “njangi” house on Sunday, September 5, in the evening, at Ntamulung above Cow Street, killing a member and taking money.
It has become a common phenomenon as rampant cases of gun attacks are reported on a daily basis in the city of Bamenda, given the insecure nature of the town and its neighboring villages.
By Ndi Fungwe in Bamenda