23, December 2017
Anglophone Crisis: Bishop of Mamfe summons Christians to fervent prayer, Speaks of the abhorrent acts of hatred displayed by the Cameroon army 0
The Bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe His Lordship Bishop Andrew Nkea has called on Christians in Manyu Division to pray for peace in the Anglophone regions of the country. In a diocesan press release issued yesterday Friday the 22nd 2017 to all priests, Christians and people of goodwill in Manyu, Bishop Nkea spoke of the abhorrent acts of hatred displayed by the Cameroon army in Kembong and therefore summoned Christians to fervent prayer and peaceful action.
Bishop Andrew Nkea stands with all who were victims of the attack on Kembong village and entrust all who suffer to the prayers of the Blessed John Paul II as we approach Christmas.
In the two page document, Bishop Nkea outlined the reasons for the desperate need for prayers in Manyu Division. The Roman Catholic prelate observed that things have become more intractable in the Manyu constituency. He recounted some of the atrocities witnessed in kembong within the last seven days and appealed to all to make sure they dedicate 30 minutes each day to pray for peace.
In an interview the man of God granted the BBC, Bishop Nkea opined that it was extremely difficult at this stage to speak of a lasting solution to the crisis that has rocked the Anglophone regions. The Bishop of Mamfe also did confirm to the BBC that some 20 houses were completely destroyed by Cameroon government forces in Kembong. The attack by Cameroon government troops on the people of Kembong has been interpreted by some Anglophone barons of the ruling CPDM regime as “an attack on the unity of the nation.”
By Judith Fon in Mamfe