Kumba (National Times)-A man in the city of Kumba, South West Region of Cameroon whose identity the National Times could not immediately get is said to be under intensive medical observation after failing to die from machete wounds inflicted on him following allegations that he went looting at the city’s main market as it poured in the night of Thursday breaking Friday March 15th.
He was spotted in the early hours of Friday around the Hilltop nieghbourhood of the city battling to regain stamina in front of a business center. While hundreds of city dwellers watched in doubt of what might have happened to the man, he stuttered and changed location into other parts of the city.
At night fall Friday, reports emerged that, the man had been rescued to the Kumba District Hospital. Yet within the same day, more details emerged that, he had been transferred to another health facility for proper emergency observations.
Witnesses around the Kumba Main market recount that, as it poured Thursday night breaking Friday, the victim and other suspected thieves stormed the market and breaking into shops, looting goods in the process.
Bad for the suspected thieves, the rains are said to have ceased earlier than they imagined. Security guards at the market are said to have descended on the suspected thief as his peers escaped. The multiple machete wounds all over his bodies were said to be enough for those who manhandled him to believe that he will die at dawn.
Yet the suspected thief survived. Break-ins are on the rise in the metropolis of kumba known to hold the economic fortunes of Cameroon’s restive South West Region as the armed conflict ranges on.