Inhabitants of Bamenda and its environs were deceived into drinking gallons of palm oil as precautionary measures against the effects of a purported explosion of Lake Awing in the Northwest Region.
Even though the author of the information is unknown, it spread like wild fire and majority of the population got to believe the story.
The population of that area remained fear stricken till the moment when photos of the lake were taken by those resident around the area, and shared for the public to see.
While some drank palm oil like beer, others rubbed it on their nostrils in an attempt to prevent suffocation.
Studied B.Sc Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Buea
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