Cameroon authorities urge calm after police kill girl, 5, in Buea

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There are calls for calm in western Cameroon, after a schoolgirl was killed when police at a checkpoint shot at a car.

The police officer blamed for firing the shots died after he was attacked by a crowd.

The incident took place in Buea, where English-speaking separatists have been in conflict with government forces for four years.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from neighbouring Nigeria.

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