On Wednesday, 15 May 2013, a band of students armed with machetes, hammers, clubs and other homemade weapons invaded the campus of the University of Buea.
In the process, they broke down doors and windows of carefully selected staff offices, destroyed furniture and equipment and looted equipment. Besides burning one administrative care valued at thirty million francs, they severely vandalised five other vehicles, students' restaurant, and smashed all the windows and doors of the security post. Nine unarmed guards on duty were severely wounded. The destruction is valued at over eighty million francs.