Yaounde Damas-Neighbourhood : Investigation Opens After Explosive Device Detonates

The population of the Capital City have been called upon not to panic but cooperate with the government for the culprits to be brought to book.

The commotion and fear that gripped the Damas neighbourhood in Yaounde on Thursday, July 2, 2020 seems to have died down. But the fear of the unknown is still felt amongst the inhabitants, after a locally-made bomb exploded at the main junction in the vicinity between 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on that fateful day wounding four people. Reports indicate that amongst the four people wounded, one is in a critical condition. 
Authorities in the locality as well as the forces of law and order immediately went to the site of the incident to restore order and security. The Divisional Officer (DO) of Yaounde III in the Mfoundi Division, Serge Hervé Biwole Sal, was amongst those who rushed to the incident site. He observed that a locally-made bomb had wounded four people. They were rushed to a nearby health centre, the DO noted. “I cannot tell you what exactly happened. But I saw that a pressure pot, placed around the Damas Junction amongst traders along the road had exploded”, Serge Hervé Biwole Sal told Cameroon Tribune. He further noted that nothing much can be said about the Damas explosion. “But that which is certain is that once there is something to say about the incident, it will be made known to the public. An investigation has been opened to know what exactly happened at the Damas neighbourhood. The most competent authority will talk about the incident after results of the investigation will be made available”, the Divisional Officer of Yaounde III explained. After the Damas incident, the Governor of the Centre Region, Naseri Paul Bea, on July 3, chaired a crisis meeting with authorities of the Centre Region to examine ways to tighten security in the region while ensuring that the population remains calm.  
The Divisional Officer of Yaounde III in the Mfoundi Division, Serge Hervé Biwole Sal told the population in his locality to be confident and should know that the government has taken all measures to ensure their secu...



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