15, March 2017
Anglophone Crisis: Synod Clerk says arrests, torture, high handedness and threats to life won’t solve the problem 0
The Synod Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, Rev Babila Fochang has said that university students cannot go back to school and study smoothly without internet in this present generation. In his recent homily, the Right Rev. Babila Fochang observed that the Church as a body will never play games with the future of children nor can tell lies in the face of the current crisis that has rocked the two English speaking regions of the country.
The Presbyterian Church leader pointed out that Anglophone Christian churches in Cameroon have been under serious attack with some Anglophone members of government making lame and ridiculous claims that the churches are playing Pontus Pilate role in the on-going Southern Cameroons uprising. The Man of God noted that some church leaders are under surveillance with threats of arrests while pastors have been bullied to say all is well in West Cameroon.
Revered Babila Fochang declared, “Now that media houses have been threatened that they will be shut down if they mention anything concerning what is going on, the prophetic voices remains the only outlet of truth.” He reminded the laity of the threat on Jeremiah’s life because he prophesied the word of the Lord just as the Lord asked him to and added that Jeremiah told them he had only spoken what he was asked to by the Lord. Like Jeremiah the true prophetic voice can only say, “…Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God… As for me, I am in your hands, do with me whatever you think is good and right.”
“My people, history have demonstrated that killing of prophets and human rights activists have never been the solution to suppress truth! Let us face issues and deal with them upfront! Arrests, torture, high handedness and threats to life won’t solve our problems. Don’t treat fellow humans as animals! You can’t expect university students to go to school and function smoothly without internet! Not in this generation! God forbid this inhuman treatment and violation of human rights! Fear God and allow good citizens to enjoy their just rights; and by so doing we would all escape the wrath of God.”