Meanwhile, thousands of people turned out to bury seven schoolchildren who were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Cameroon’s south-western city of Kumba last month.
Parents of the children told the BBC that their loss was deep, and no amount of punishment meted out to the killers – if they are caught – will assuage their pain.
Amongst the mourners was Cameroon’s Prime Minister Joesph Dion Ngute.
He promised that the killers would not go unpunished, adding that government had borne both the hospital and burial costs.
Gunmen stormed the Mother Francisca School on 24 October, killing the seven children. END