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20-year-old Chadian student murdered in Maroua


By Charity Nginyu

A 20-year-old Chadian student, Ashley Madjiadoum, has been brutally murdered in Maroua, far north region.

Ashley, a second-year student at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Maroua, fell victim to an attack by unknown assailants.

Her death marks the latest in a string of femicides plaguing the nation, with Griote TV reporting it as the 12th such incident in 2024 alone.

Ashley’s promising future and dreams have been cut short as a result of the heinous act, leaving her family and community devastated.

In recent months, Cameroon has witnessed a disturbing surge in cases of domestic violence, with numerous women falling victim to the brutality of their partners or assailants.

Despite efforts to curb this epidemic through legal reforms and awareness campaigns, the prevalence of femicide and other forms of abuse continues to rise unabated.

The brutal murder of Ashley Madjiadoum not only sheds light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence in Cameroon but also
puts to the limelight the broader insecurity plaguing the city of Maroua.

Source: Cameroon News Agency