Part of the Buea Central Prison has been consumed by fire.

The inferno broke out Tuesday afternoon, July 23.

Residents around the area said a series of gunshots were also heard from the prison camp.

media reports hold that the Buea Prison inmates overpowered prison waders and seized their weapons.

As the tension ensued, the military is said to have been reinforced immediately the detainees who boycotted their court session started the chaos.

This is the second prison to have been visited by fire within 24 hours, after a similar incident at the Yaoundé Maximum Security Prison on Monday, July 22.

The flames in Buea Prison, TWIF NEWS has learnt, was immediately quenched and calm restored.

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