The Anglophone Crisis that started since 2016, has left so many hearts broken, wounded and many people have lost their lives. This crisis started with a peaceful protest but has finally led to a bloodbath in the two English speaking regions. The recent killings that took place in Kumba southwest region of Cameroon witnessed the death of six students of the Mother Francisca International College and thirteen severely injured. One of the thirteen later died in the hospital. The killings by unknown gunmen, has left the population of Kumba, Cameroon and the world at large in great shock.
This Kumba massacre is not the only case that has led to loss of human lives, but it’s very frustrating due to the fact that, it involves the shedding of blood of innocent children whose only crime was their quest for knowledge in order to have a brigh future. There are also similar cases where children are brutally murdered like the famous Ngurbuh incident of February 14, 2020 and the Lysoka-Ekona massacre.
In respect to these horrifying situations, ERuDeF decided to make Friday October 30, 2020 a “BLACK FRIDAY” in order to join the bereaved families and mourn for the departure of the beloved kids and pray for a peaceful repose of their souls. VICTORY, REMA, TELMA, PRINCESS, RENA, SYNDI and JENIFER all gave up the ghost in cold blood.
An exclusive interview was granted to the press by the President/CEO of ERuDeF, Mr. NKEMBI LOUIS who addressed this situation and made necessary recommendations towards the resolution of the crisis, when he said; “ on this note, prudence, vigilance, and alertness should be the primordial virtue in time like these. We call on everyone to be watchful of their environment, schools, work places as well as their surroundings. This is the most we can do to prevent attacks of such nature. Meanwhile, we continue to hope that the perpetrators of this barbaric act are hunted and brought to book.”