12 people have been killed in Cameroon herder-farmer clashes

At least a dozen people were killed and scores were injured on the second day of inter-communal clashes in Kousseri, Cameroon’s far northern region.

The clashes on Wednesday were between Arab Choas herders and Mosgoum farmers.

Some Mosgoum farmers attacked Kousseri town, torching the market and some houses belonging to Choas businessmen.

On Wednesday alone, six villages were reportedly set ablaze.

The new round of clashes began on Sunday, following a land dispute between the two communities over water scarcity, which has been exacerbated by climate change.

Midjiyawi Bakari, the local governor, has called on both communities to stop fighting, but it hasn’t. Since then, he has scheduled a security meeting for Thursday.

In the past, there have been inter-communal clashes in northern Cameroon.

Source BBC
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