Deadly Cameroon clashes after cow dies in dike

Twelve people have died in clashes between two communities in Cameroon’s Far North region, Midjiyawa Bakari, the regional governor, says.

The unrest, in which 48 people were also injured, took place in Logone Birni, an area on the banks of Logone River along the border between Chad and Cameroon.

It began following a dispute between an ethnic Mosgoum fisherman and an Choah Arab herder.

The fisherman had built a dike to hold fish in an area the herder came to water his cattle.

One of the cows died in the dike leading to the disagreement between the communities.

The army was deployed to calm the tensions.

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