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Ngarbuh Massacre: Kumbo Bishop Indicts French Cameroun Military

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Ngarbuh Massacre: Kumbo Bishop Indicts French Cameroun Military

By Mbah Godlove.

The Bishop of Kumbo Diocese, His Lordship George Nkuo, has said the Colonial military of La Republique du Cameroun is responsible for the brutal killings of Ambazonia citizens including women, children, toddlers in Ngarbuh, a village in Donga mantumg County.

In an emotional communique signed recently, the Roman Catholic leader unequivocally stated that French Cameroun forces raided the locality on February 14, killing over 22 unarmed inhabitants.

While criticizing the massacre in strong terms, the respected man of God declared Friday February 21 a day of mourning in the entire Kumbo Diocese.

He entreated Christians to join in prayers, for the souls of the victims so that they have a peaceful repose.

The Bishop’s statement, it should be recalled, came hours after the publication of a joint open letter by Catholic Bishops around the world to French Cameroun’s 87 year old dictator, Paul Biya whose government has refused to seek long lasting solutions to the war in Ambazonia. The Church leaders, 16 in number, called for among other issues, the withdrawal of forces from Southern Cameroons and the unconditional release of the Nera 10, as well as all other Ambazonians held in her prisons while engaging in a meaningful dialogue with separatists.

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6 Comments

  1. Felix Bongjoh

    February 20, 2020 at 4:22 AM

    PRAYING FOR THE VICTIMS OF NGARBUH-NTUMBAW. By declaring Friday 21 February 2020 a solemn prayer day for the victims of the Donga-Mantung massacre by the French Cameroun military, Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo is calling on us all to examine our conscience.
    The massacre clearly questions the ability of an autocratic regime led by 87-year old Paul Biya Bi Mvondo to assert any legitimacy over La Republique du Cameroun(LRC), a country run by thugs. The inability of LRC to rein in the excesses of its BIR rogue khaki men – no matter how much they try to camouflage the facts – is even a stronger indication that LRC’s claim to Ambazonia’s territorial space is a farce. The war declared by Biya seems to have reached its ultimate self-defeating end, as it increasingly legitimizes Ambazonia’s quest for independence and sovereignty. Otherwise, what sense does it make for LRC to attempt to exterminate the very people it wants to come under its domination and servitude? A contradiction which requires that LRC unconditionally withdraws its genocidal forces from Ambazonia in favor of the negotiation table to pave the way for a peacekeeping force to be put in place following a UN-supervised transition for an everlasting settlement, such that Ambazonia and LRC exist side by side as two neighboring peaceful countries.

  2. Mukong

    February 20, 2020 at 5:02 AM

    Thank you very much your Lordship Bishop George Nkuo. We appreciate your honesty for calling out the demons for what they are.
    To this day, some of us are still to really figure out what is it that we owe these criminals of LRP that makes them to think that they can just murder, maim, torture, rape and burn our people a live as if it is a privilege?

  3. MOG

    February 20, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    The Ngarbuh gruesome mass massacre by Paul Biya’s unprofessional blood-thirsty mad dogs, called military marked the climax of the heinous atrocities he and his gang have committing all over British West Cameroon. A Dark Day of Mourning be enacted every 14th February through all of British West Cameroon for everyone that lost his/her life to this revolt. May their souls and those of others rest in the bosom of the Most High God!

  4. Anmog

    February 20, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    The Ngarbuh gruesome mass massacre by Paul Biya’s unprofessional blood-thirsty mad dogs, called military marked the climax of the heinous atrocities he and his gang have committing all over British West Cameroon. A Dark Day of Mourning be enacted every 14th February through all of British West Cameroon for everyone that lost his/her life to this revolt. May their souls and those of others rest in the bosom of the Most High God!

  5. Sunshine

    February 20, 2020 at 4:18 PM

    biya,saddi and asummu have already killed 22,000 Southern Cameroonians.

    saddi is bitting his mouth trying to force the UN, AU, Britain and France to believe that 5 people were massacred in Nkambe. Let the independent investigators exhume and count the corps to determine the number massacred. The biya regime feeds on lies, corruption and arrogance. The independent investigators should cover all the 22,000 killings and summary executions in the 13 counties of Southern Cameroon by the bulu intervention rapid (bir).

    At moment the UN,AU and France are culpable in the extermination of Ambazonians by the biya regime. For over 4 years Southern Cameroon Cries have been sidelined by the UN to allow biya completely exterminate us. We blame the Commonwealth for placing Ambazonians on french cameroun alter to be axed. We do not trust the commonwealth or the UN and the AU because they are in BED WITH BIYA AND ASSUMMU TO EXTERMINATE US. WE SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS MUST DEFEND OURSELVES BECUSE WE ARE BEING ANNIHILATED SILENTLY BY biya and his forces.

  6. Felix Bongjoh

    March 30, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    A MORAL ISSUE, NOT A POLITICAL ONE Let Owona Nguini or Joshua Osi, or any of the unconditional supporters of Mr. Paul Biya, who think the world invented a massacre committed by the military of La Republique du Cameroun (LRC) and LRC-backed militiamen come out again to try to fabricate their own version of the truth.
    Politics aside, we all owe to our conscience one thing: ensuring that we are not immersed in evil out of our stubborn egos quite often propelled by political gain. At a time, when we are dealing with complex societal issues, including families being deprived of their loved ones, we owe the same society the truth and the commonsense decency of rising above politics to let members of our own camps realize that in our overzealous actions we quite often fall far short of every level of moral standards.
    Killing a large number of human beings in cold blood and burning them up is not what our conscience can live with, when we try to distort or even refute the facts of the gruesome crime, which remains indelible on every mind that followed it. Even after Human Rights Watch had conducted a thorough professional and unbiased investigation, even after international observers, including France, had confirmed the incident with their reliable sources on the ground, the pseudo-intellectual, Mr. Owona Nguini and the political clown, Mr Joshua Osih thought they had a cleaner version of the incident to sell to the world. But more than a month since the occurrence of the massacre, they have kept quiet over a matter of evil which should be condemned by all, including the foregoing individuals, who have dutifully questioned an unquestionable truth. It is time for Joshua Osih and Owona Nguini to radically change their questioning political tone to a moral apology to society and especially to the family and loved ones of those massacred in Ngarbuh.
    If the supreme authority of the Catholic church, who lives closest to his flock, and who is in a logically privileged position to confer with other trusted religious and traditional groups on the ground to confirm what has been known from first hand eyewitnesses, we are left with no other choice but to admit the truth of the incident and find a way forward.

    The way forward is not persistently trying to uphold a falsehood anchored in unconvincing theories about the massacre, for sooner or later the culprits involved in the incident will openly denounce each other, as they admit the truth. Both Owona Nguini and Joshua Osih must steer clear of falsehoods and meet the moral obligation of recognizing the truth and openly apologizing through the media to the families of the martyred victims.

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