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The incident reportedly happened at 10:00 GMT on Saturday in the town of Macerata, the BBC has reported, citing local media reports.
The suspect, identified locally as Luca Traini, 28, might have acted in what is likely a revenge attack following the alleged murder of an Italian woman, in connection for which a male immigrant from Nigeria has been detained.
Pamela Mastropietro was found dead on Wednesday, dismembered and packaged in two suitcases, reports have said.
There is fear and grief in the North-West region of Cameroon following a raid by defense forces during the week.
This comes barely hours after some two gendarme officers were murdered by unidentified armed men in Boyo division. One of the deceased is a pregnant woman, reports have said.
Images circulating on social media feature people at hospitals with wounds all over their bodies.
The father of Major Ekokola Nathaniel Nwese has reportedly been killed by pro-separatist forces in Mundemba, South West region.
The murderers are said to have left a note which claims that the killing was in retaliation to the alleged massacre of Southern Cameroonians in Mamfe.
Major Ekokola is the company commander of the gendarmerie in Manyu.
Official reports say two gendarme officers were murdered on Thursday in Bui division of the North West region.
Social media reports even added that a police officer was brought down later in the day in Bamenda.
One of the gendarme officers is said to be a pregnant woman.
Clashes between government forces and pro-separatists have intensified in recent months. This follows the arrest and detention of some separatist leaders including the 'president of the interim government of Ambazonia'
The government of Cameroon has refused to hold talks with those they term terrorists.
The minister of Public Health will drill people on family planning on Thursday in Yaounde during a press outing.
This move comes just a few days after young French President Macron pointed out that one of Africa’s problems was uncontrolled birth.
President Macron had declared during the G20 Summit in Germany last week that one couldn’t talk of helping Africa when a single woman was having seven or eight children.
Macron’s statement has received widespread criticism from across Africa. Some people believe that Macron has no lesson to give Africans. He is married to his ‘grandmother’, some people say. This is unacceptable in Africa, they continue.
Macron’s wife is more than two decades older than him.
Africa is a developing continent. Birth control remains a problem. Some families still have as many as ten or more children, with a meagre income that can barely sustain everyone.
It’s part of Africa’s culture to measure wealth or strength on the number of children.
However, as Western culture tends to overlap African culture, most families have learned to embrace family planning. This is very common in urban areas, where most men have abandoned polygamy.
Motorbike riders in the Littoral Region set a truck on fire on Monday after losing one of theirs in a road accident.
The incident took place in the locality of Yassa in Douala.
The truck is believed to have hit a motorbike rider to death in the same area, according to Mutations.
The rider is said to have died on his way to hospital.
His colleagues decided to take revenge by burning the truck.
The same paper reports that eyewitnesses say the truck had tried to overtake the motorbike unjustly before crushing the vehicle.
The truck was reportedly carrying kitchen utensils, school bags, clothes, fridges, beddings, carpets, and many other things. It was driving from the direction of Yaounde, it says.
Mutations also states that this is the second incident of that nature happening in the same locality in under a week.
Douala is practically the busiest town in Cameroon. Road accidents are more frequent in the economic capital of the nation than anywhere else in Cameroon.
Motorbike riding has become one of the most ‘attractive’ jobs in Cameroon, especially young boys.