disrupting a concert following the 58th National Youth Day parade and killing at least one student, according to unofficial sources.
The blast occurred in the Place des Fêtes shortly after the parade concluded, triggering panic among crowds, as seen in videos circulating on social media. Students in their uniforms are filmed running for cover.
No group has claimed responsibility, but the attack bears the hallmarks of armed separatists operating in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions.
The incident comes amidst heightened tensions following calls by secessionist leader Lucas Ayaba Cho for a "lockdown" of the regions from February 10-12 to disrupt National Youth Day celebrations. This tactic is frequently employed by separatists during major national events.
The attack also follows the recent inauguration of the new senior divisional officer of Donga Mantung, an event preceded by the kidnapping of the sub-divisional officer of Bamenda II and five others.