A devastating explosion marred Cameroon’s National Youth Day commemoration as an improvised explosive device ripped through a food sales outlet in the town of Nkambe, leaving a trail of destruction and injuring numerous individuals, including children.
It was meant to be a day of unity and celebration, but the 58th National Youth Day in Cameroon’s Northwest region quickly turned into a scene of chaos and devastation. As school children
assembled at the Nkambe Grand Stand to participate in the festivities, an explosion tore through a nearby food sales outlet, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
The community of Nkambe is now in mourning as residents come to terms with the tragic loss of life and the injuries sustained by many others, including numerous children. Local authorities have confirmed that at least two people have died as a result of the blast, with over 20 more left injured and in need
of urgent medical attention.
Security forces in the region are working tirelessly to track down those responsible for the explosion, with suspicions falling on separatist fighters who have long sought to disrupt the peace and
stability of Cameroon’s Anglophone regions. The attack on National Youth Day celebrations is just the latest in a series of violent incidents that have plagued the area in recent years.
The authorities have arrested three individuals in connection with the explosion, urging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.

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