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At Least 8 Children Shot And Killed, Another Dozen Injured After Gunmen Storm School

CAMEROON — According to the United Nations, multiple gunmen stormed a school in Southwest Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire, killing at least 8 children and injuring at least a dozen others.

The attackers, who have not yet been identified, also carried machetes with them during the attack.

Arriving on motorbikes and in civilian clothes, the men attacked the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy in the city of Kumba, in the country’s Southwest Region, at around midday on Saturday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, described by the UN as “the worst atrocity” since the resumption of the school year earlier this month. It was not clear if the attack was linked to a continuing struggle between government forces and armed groups in the English-speaking west seeking to form a breakaway state.

via aljazeera.com

Children were reportedly jumping from windows to avoid being attacked.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it could have stemmed from ongoing violence and conflict within the Country.

Extremely disturbing video has been circulating the internet that shows parents and other people surrounding children that were deceased. Cries for help can be heard in the videos as they stand helpless over the children.

*Viewer Discretion Is Advised*

It is important for people to realize what is happening in the world, and that is why we are sharing a link to the video. The video is graphic. Please proceed with caution: here.

Gun ownership by private citizens in Cameroon is very rare, with roughly two guns owned for every 100 citizens. It is reported that many make guns at home, due to the violence that has been plaguing the Country over the past few years.

Regardless of what the motive was behind the attack, the world is a scary place and in places where lawful people are unarmed, the only ones with guns are the bad guys. Just as we see here.

The animals who take the lives of children are the lowest of the low, and in my opinion not even human. Let’s hope justice will be served.

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