A dark cloud of grief has descended upon the community of Njimafor in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon, as a Catholic missionary, Brother Cyprian Ngeh, was brutally stabbed to death in an incident that unfolded late last night.
When the incident happened, Brother Cyprian was travelling to Ndamukong with his younger brother and a laboratory technician, whom he wanted to drop off. This trip, which was meant to be a routine drop-off, took a sinister turn.
Eyewitnesses who arrived at the scene shortly after the tragedy unfolded described a chilling tableau. A stone lay inside the car, its presence indicative of a premeditated act. This stone had been used to shatter the vehicle’s windscreen, leaving Brother Cyprian exposed and vulnerable in the driver’s seat.
As Brother Cyprian slowed down the car, an ominous sense of danger began to close in on him. He became aware that he was the target of unknown assailants in that terrifying moment. A knife was ruthlessly wielded, piercing through Brother Cyprian’s arm and thrusting towards his left chest.
“They stabbed the missionary severally before taking off,” one eyewitness recounted, capturing the heinous nature of the attack. The assailants, after inflicting grievous harm on Brother Cyprian, made their escape.
Brother Cyprian was immediately rushed to the Mbingo annex hospital, where a team of medical professionals worked tirelessly to save his life. However, despite their best efforts, the injuries he sustained were too severe, and the missionary’s life could not be spared. He was tragically declared dead.
The murder of Brother Cyprian Ngeh has left a deep scar on the hearts of the faithful and the residents of Njimafor. Questions remain unanswered, and the motive behind this senseless act remains a troubling enigma. As the community grapples with the loss of a devoted servant of God, they are left to wonder what could drive someone to commit such a heinous crime.
Meanwhile, the community gathers in prayer and unity, seeking solace and strength in their shared faith as they come to terms with the devastating loss of Brother Cyprian Ngeh, a man who dedicated his life to helping others and spreading the message of love and compassion.