31, December 2017
The 30th of December 2017 has been described by a Roman Catholic clergy as a day that will live in infamy in Okoyong history. It was indeed a day that elements of the Francophone dominated police force stormed the village of Okoyong some 6 kilometers from Mamfe the chief town in Manyu Division and brutally murdered a young and promising Roman Catholic Christian, Prince Akwo Carlson. Cameroon Concord News understands two other Roman Catholics were shot and they are presently receiving treatment for serious injuries.
The Francophone security officers forcefully took the late Carlson away from his mother on lame and ridiculous reasons that they were staging what is known as “cale cale”. He was beaten and when he attempted to escape for his dear life, one of the Francophone officers shot and killed him. His mother told our Manyu bureau chief that he was shot at very close range on his forehead. His body was ferried away and buried in one of the mass graves in Mamfe town.
For the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church in Southern Cameroons, a Catholic priest in his homily invoked the God of vengeance to punish the officer who fired the shot and all those serving in the Biya regime. In a related development, a mentally ill person was shot in the chest in Mamfe on the 29th of December, 2017.
By Judith Fon in Mamfe