The population of Mile 3,Nkwen in Bamenda was startled when shops including a snack bar in the neighbourhood were discovered burning. This happened besides Guinness depot at mile 3 Nkwen. Inhabitants have termed the incident “ghost visit”.
Sources say, the beer snack bar burnt to ashes because the owner disrespected ghost town. The fire later spread to 3 neighbouring shops. It happened at the early hours of yesterday and the cause of the fire is yet to be known.
According to some residents of the area, they are suspecting the fire to be a criminal act. Reports say before the incident some five men were sported around the area. Fire fighters succeeded in quenching the fire before it could spread to other buildings. However it had already consumed a good number of goods in these shops.
According to some inhabitants of mile 3 Nkwen the bar owner deserved what happened to him.
“This man is very stubborn. He doesn’t respect the ghost town. This serves him right. Others are not fools to respect the ghost town” says an angry inhabitant.
While others are supporting what happened others are strictly against it. They say that it is not the best way to correct a wrong.
“What a punishment. I think before punishing someone, the person needs to be judged.
Those congratulating this wicked act do not know what it means to lose a life-depending asset” says an observer angrily.