Suspected members of the separatist militia have burnt down an entire block of classrooms at Catholic School, CS, Kungi village, just two kilometers from the town of Nkambe in the Northwest Region, sources have said.
The school building was set ablaze at about 2:00am Tuesday, February 9, 2021, according to inhabitants who spoke to Mimi Mefo Info.
The fire consumed an entire block of more than four classrooms and the local population only turned up at the scene at dawn when it was too late.
Inhabitants who crowded the vicinity this morning wondered how the separatist fighters navigated through the security in the area to raze the mission school.
Separatist activities are rare in Nkambe as the town remains the only one in the Northwest void of separatist influence.
There is also tight security within the division and the Member of Parliament for Donga Mantung Central, Hon. Nformi Ngala Gerard has always assured pupils and students in the area of the government’s support.
Ngala Gerard campaigned for school resumption in his constituency in October 2020, just before the start of the current academic year.
He said he was ready to take bullets for children to go to school.
The town is one of the places in the Anglophone regions least affected by a crisis that has been going on in the regions for four years now.
Unlike most areas in the Anglophone regions where separatists succeeded in enforcing school boycotts, Nkambe has been free from separatists’ influence with schools and businesses running daily.
Even Monday ghost towns imposed by separatists since January 2017 have never been regarded in Nkambe, and all administrative authorities, including the Divisional Officer and the Senior Divisional Officer, have always been on the seat.
Mimi Mefo Info