Bamenda: Police Delegate admits officer killed school kid

By Bakah Derick 

The Delegate General for National Security has admitted that his element in the restive North West capital city Bamenda killed an 8 year old girl.

Martin Mbarga Nguelle Delegate General for National Security Cameroon

Describing the incident as "unfortunate", Martin Mbarga Nguelle says his element was made some gunshots while chasing a private vehicle which he described as suspicious. The intention the delegate said was to "immobilise the suspicious vehicle."


"Unfortunately, a bullet inadvertently killed the little Tataw Brandy, a pupil who was standing on the other side of the road."


While expressing his condolences to the family, the Delegate added that "the Police Officer who committed the act is under custody" following investigations opened by the regional delegation for National Security in the region. 


Brandy's death ignited protests from denizens who paraded her corpse and later matched to the governor's office, blocking roads and burning tires on the street.


Atleast four people are reported to have sustained bullet wounds in the protest as government forces again opened fire at protestors.


It should be noted that this is coming almost a month after Caroline, a nursery School child was gunned down in  Buea by a gendarmerie officer for the same reasons .