The Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Andrew Fuanya Nkea, has praised God for improving on the security situation of Cameroon’s crisis-hit Anglophone Regions, six years into the deadly armed conflict.
His Grace Nkea, who doubles as President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Cameroon, affirmed that “relative calm” is returning to the Northwest and Southwest Regions, as he addressed his fellow men of God.
He made the statement in a speech that opened the 48th plenary assembly of Bishops of Cameroon holding in Yaounde.
“Thanks be to God relative calm is returning to the Northwest and Southwest Regions,” he affirmed.
“Some businesses are reopening and many children are going back to school. This is a great sign of hope, but the situation of insecurity still remains very preoccupying,” he said.
Call for peace
The Archbishop called on Christians to depend on Christ, whose resurrection was commemorated at Easter Sunday last week, for peace to reign.
Andrew Nkea has been leading the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province, in which the two Anglophone Regions fall, since December 2019, when he was appointed Archbishop.
He has usually preached peace and has repeatedly called on government and separatist fighters to embrace dialogue.
But the calls have been ignored for over six years now.
At the ongoing Episcopal Conference, the prelate did not go back to the dialogue call, but simply wished “peace be upon Cameroon”.
By Tata Mbunwe
Mimi Mefo Info