A seminarian of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, by name Angie Gerald Akiatah, was shot by Police Officers at Bamessing this morning sometime after Holy Mass.
He was shot this morning in the neck in the Church premises and died afterwards.
“After the mass today morning, he stayed behind to arrange the alter. After hearing gunshots coming from the road, he went out of the church, and met the military who tortured before shooting him in the neck. That was the end for young Gerald. His body is presently at the priest house pending transportation to town”..a source recounted few hours after he was shot and abandoned.
Gerald, who hails from Njindom Parish, was in Bamessing waiting to prepare and go for his pro-paedeutic year in the Spiritual Centre in Bafut, October 12th, to continue studies for the Catholic Priesthood.
He completed from Saint Aloysius Minor Seminary, Kitiwum this June 2018.
The ongoing crisis seems to be taking a heavy toll on the Catholic Church in Cameroon. Rev. Fr. Nougi Alexander Sob of the Buea Diocese died in unclear circumstances. The homes of priests have been ransacked by security forces among other acts against the church.