The attempted assassin of Maurice Kamto has been handed over to the the Governor of the Far North Region.

The spokesman for the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) Sosthène Médard Lipot claims that the assassin who attempted the life of Professor Maurice Kamto has infiltrated his procession.

The incident occurred at the entrance to the the city of Garoua, on his way to Tokombéré. The MRC party leader visited the Far North during his national tour after being out of the country for several weeks.

” He infiltrated the procession, and at one point we saw him take out his gun to point at the president’s car. He was unlucky that he was on a motorcycle, and that there were cars on both sides. We managed to apprehend it, ”says Sosthène Médard Lipot.

According to the testimony of a member of Kamto’s delegation, Apollinaire Oko, South regional CRM President, the convoy left Ngaoundere, heading to the Far North region before it was almost attacked in Garoua, North region.

Reached on phone by Journal du Cameroon, Apollinaire Oko recounts the scene.

“We were in Garoua, coming from Ngaoundere when two men on a bike approached our convoy and tried to open the door of the vehicle in which Maurice Kamto was.”

“Supporters and members of the convoy noticed their action and ran after them. The one sitting behind escaped meanwhile the rider was arrested and the pistol discovered on him was seized.” Apollinaire told Journal du Cameroon.

Riding on with his story, our source said the suspect was taken to the North Gendarmerie Legion where his identity was finally revealed.

“In the presence of the Commander of the Gendarmerie Legion, he said he is a policeman working in Garoua.” Apollinaire Oko said.

“We then took him to the Governor’s office who unfortunately was not around and left him there.” Our source added.

 

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