Within the same period, the angry youths attacked shops believed to be owned by Malian nationals at the Douala Central Market. Police were drafted in to arrest the chaos.
A dozen machetes and other weapons were seized from the angry .youths. An unspecified number of persons sustained injuries in the clashes spanning Sunday to Monday. The Divisional Officer, DO, of Douala II sub division visited the family of the murdered girl yesterday.
Early Tuesday, some Malians woke up to behold empty shops. The content of their business places had been looted. It remains unclear if the looting of the shops believed to be owned by Malians was carried out in connection to the tension over Tracy’s demise.
The rowdy youths accused the Malian national in whose house Tracy’s lifeless body was found. Sunday of violating her sexually before murdering and hiding her body. The child had been declared missing for close to a week.
On Sunday, security forces battled a crowd at the vicinity of the incident. Most of those who crowded the neighbourhood that day threatened mayhem on the accused but he escaped under unclear circumstances.
Security forces later took away the younger brother of the accused for questioning while investigations remain ongoing.
After the uniformed officers left the scene, some youths of Nkomondo stormed the house of the Malian, setting ablaze dresses that people had given him to dry-clean. Other household items were also set ablaze.
The young Tracy Carole is said to have stepped but of their family home at night sometime last week to ease herself but never returned. Her family embarked on a desperate search, inching close to a week but could not locate her whereabouts.
Odour from the decomposing body of the little girl within the Nkomondo vicinity is what led the population to discover the remains.
The body was seen hidden in dresses within the local apartment of the Malian whom the population is accusing of wrongdoing. The brother of the accused is under custody at the New Bell Gendarmerie Brigade.