A seven-year-old boy has reportedly died in Oshou, locality situated between Bali and Batibo in the North West Region of Cameroon.
Villagers say the boy whose name we got simply as Mbah was playing with friends, when he was caught by a stray bullet.
“We cannot say with certainty who shot him. They were playing outside, and suddenly, there were gunshots everywhere,” said our source.
“The kids were rushing to their usual hideout for safety when this boy was hit by a bullet,” continued our source.
The incident occurred on Saturday.
“It was market day here and soldiers and Separatists are always having fierce gun battles here. This is one of those days,” recounted our source, a native of Osho anonymously.
The victim’s corpse was laid to rest on Sunday May 8th.
Scores of villagers are said to have attended the funeral of the young boy.
Mimi Mefo Info