The Far North Region of Cameroon, particularly in the Logone and Chari Division, has recently witnessed deadly clashes between the Arab Choa and Mousgoum communities of the Region.
With the recent confrontation dating from a few days ago, State authorities in that part of the country led by Governor Mijiyawa Bakari, have been holding meetings with members of the Elite, traditional and religious authorities of the area, to seek ways to restore peace.
As part of this effort, the SDO for Logone and Chari Division, Jean Lazare Ndongo Ndongo has issued an order banning public gatherings of more than 10 persons and for those in illegal possession of firearms, to voluntarily hand them to administrative officials and security forces, before systematic checks in homes after December 31st.
In the meantime, the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji, will be leading a delegation to Kousserie in the days ahead following instructions from President Paul Biya. This will be to ascertain the profound causes of the conflict and to propose long-lasting solutions.
The fighting between the two communities Mousgoum (fishermen) and Arab Choa (cattle herders) over grazing land and water for fishing, has led to loss of lives, property, and displacement of the population.