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Catholic Bishops urge gov’t to investigate Buea priest’s killing

The National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, has urged the government to open investigations into the killing of a Catholic priest last month in the South West Region of Cameroon.

Alexander Nougi Sob will be laid to rest on Friday in Buea after he was caught by bullet in Muyuka following violent clashes between security forces and separatist fighters.

Meeting in Yaounde on August 7, the members of the standing committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon condemned the killing of the priest and called on the government to open investigations.

“We call on the competent authorities to carry out investigations so that the perpetuators of this abominable crime may be made to answer for their action before the legal competent authority…” the Bishops said in a statement.

The men of God also used the opportunity to call for an end to the “useless and senseless civil war” that has led to several persons dead as well as displaced.

“Let us put an end to all forms of violence and stop killing one another! We are all brothers and sisters; let us retrace the path of dialogue, reconciliation, justice and peace,” the Bishops pleaded.

The Bishops’ call comes on the back of another deadly weekend in the two English-speaking regions of the country of Cameroon lthat has seen the killing of at least five security forces as well ws scores of civilians as fighting between armed groups and security forces.

Published on 28.04.2020

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