Schooling at Cameroon Baptist Convention Bolifamba in Class 6, their death came after they ate jellof rice…
Sadness has overwhelmed the Cameroon Baptist Convention Primary School lower Bolifamba, found in Buea. It is the result of the death of three of their pupils. They were all in Class 6.
According to Rev. Hansen Nafenda Ekwe, Pastor of the Salem Baptist Church lower Bolifamba who also manages the primary school, everything started at break time. He says six classe 6 pupils left their classroom for that of class one. Arriving there, all of them brought the food they came with from their respective homes. It was plantain and sauce plus jellof rice.
Meantime, as the Pastor explains “The head teacher called my attention that a pupil has collapsed in school. We rushed him to hospital in Mutengene and unfortunately, this child passed away. While we were still in the hospital, another pupil was brought in and he also passed away. Then the third pupil died at the Integrated Health Centre Bolifamba”.
For the other three pupils, they all survived. One was rushed to the Buea Regional Hospital while another to a Divine Health Facility in Bolifamba and the last one was given some traditional herbal treatments at home. The deceased pupils are Larry Ashu, Robert Makwaboum and Yannick Anagafack.
The pupil who brought jellof rice did not survive while the one who brought plantain and sauce survived but police investigations are still unfolding to find out the exact cause. The CBC primary school lower Bolifamba has been temporarily shut down.
Following this sad incident, Rev. Nafenda Ekwe and Nshang Godfrey, head teacher of the school, were at the police custody for three days.
Source: Cameroon Tribune