After visiting Kembong village following the death of four soldiers who died from clashes with secessionists earlier on Monday, December 19, Bishop Nkea Andrew says the village is like a horror movie.
According to the Mamfe Prelate, the whole village has been deserted leaving just a few refugees on mission.
“I saw more than 20 houses burnt down by soldiers and one dead body still lying there since Monday and being fed on by dogs and chicken. It is like I was watching a horror movie”, Bishop Nkea reportedly said.
Mamfe, with its dense equatorial forests along the Nigerian border, has become the centre of the insurgency from which separatists have launched a series of attacks on security forces in villages.
The upsurge of violence in the division, has fueled a mounting refugee crisis. At least 7,500 people have crossed into Nigeria since Oct. 1, when the secessionists declared an independent state called Ambazonia, and the U.N. refugee agency says it is bracing itself for as many as 40,000.