The Bishop of Mamfe Diocese his lordship Bishop Andrew Nkea has accused the Cameroonian military for the killing of Kenyan missionary Father Cosmas Omboto Ondari who was reportedly shot in front of the parish on Wednesday November 21st 2018.
Bishop Nkea was speaking to BBC radio shortly after the demise of the man of God. In the interview, the Bishop said the Christians told him the saw the military driving and shooting at all directions before shooting into the church.
He said he personally counted more than 20 bullets around the church premises before lamenting on the demise of the foreign priests who was serving as the Vicar of the St Martin of Tours Parish in Kembong, a locality situated some few kilometers away from Mamfe, Manyu Division.
The revered Bishop bemoans the incessant killings in his diocese by what he says are the country’s security forces adding that he is not safe.
“I don’t sleep at night” Bishop Nkea cries as he told BBC his safety and that of other residents there is not guaranteed.
Government’s spokesman and communications minister Issa Tchiroma Bakery has denied military involvement in the killing of the Roman Catholic priests but the Bishop says minister Tchiroma is not in Kembong and does not know what is happening there
The death of this foreign missionary comes just nine days after American missionary Charles Truman Wesco was laid to rest after he was killed in clashes between security forces and separatist fighters in the North West region of Cameroon.
The church is paying a heavy price in the ongoing war in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon with close to a dozen of religious persons killed.