21, October 2019
More than 24 hours after a catholic priest went missing in the diocese of Mamfe in the South West Region, nothing has been heard of him.
Armed groups are very active in the area but non has claimed responsibility for his disappearance.
According to some Ambazonia leaders, a search is now on for what they claim is a proxy group that kidnapped Rev. Father Felix Ezeaka Sunday of Nigerian nationality, Sunday morning at Mbakang.
His whereabout has since remained unknown. Amba leaders allege that the said proxy group that took him has been operating in the area for about two months.
News of the abduction is still spreading through the area with populations anxious to get him freed.
No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction.
But this latest kidnap comes in a long line of abductions, torture and degrading treatments inflicted on priests, including bishops and humanitarian workers by armed groups.
Yet, prior to his abduction, there had been rumours that Amba Boys were after him having said “something” against their favour.
The priest who has been described by concerned parishioners reportedly loved by his community and especially the IDPs he served.
He returned from holidays in neighbouring Nigeria only to go missing the next day.
Father Felix Ezeaka has been Parish Priest of Afab, a Parish in Central Ejagham, Manyu Division.
“Let the world know what we suffer from the hands of the Military and the Amba fighters for speaking the Truth and standing by it!!!” a trusted source in the Mamfe Dioceses told The Voice newspaper.
Rev. Fr. Felix Ezeaka Sunday belongs to the diocese of Awka – Nigeria. He was ordained on June 26 2014, and has been working in Cameroon for over 2 years.
Source: The Voice