At least 12 killed in Cameroon herder-farmer clashes

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

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

Some of the Mosgoum farmers attacked Kousseri town and set on fire the market and some houses belonging to Choas businessmen.

Six villages were reportedly burnt on Wednesday alone.

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

Local governor Midjiyawi Bakari has called on both communities to stop fighting but it hasn’t stopped. He has since planned a security meeting for Thursday.

There have been inter-communal clashes in northern Cameroon in the past.

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