The army indexed in the assassination of the Kenyan priest in Kembong
The Bishop of Mamfe attributes responsibility for the death of Priest Cosmos Oboto Ondari on Wednesday to Cameroonian soldiers. He recounts the events that led to this tragedy in a statement released Thursday.
The deceased, Cosmos Oboto Ondari, was the vicar of St. Martin parish of Tours Parish in Kembong. He was killed on November 21 in front of the building. Born in 1985, the prelate arrived in Cameroon to experience pastoral service before his ordination on March 26, 2017.
He is assigned to the diocese of Mamfe a month later. He was later sent to Kembong. “In December 2017, when the security situation in Kembong was very tense, Ondari and his parish priest moved from Kembong to Mamfe. The village of more than 5,000 people was almost abandoned and many houses were burned down.
In April 2018, to give hope to a desperate population, many of whom lived in the bush and in appalling conditions, Ondari and his parish priest bravely chose to return to Kembong to encourage the return of the population. Some of the people with whom they fled to Mamfe have returned, “recalls Mamfe’s Bishop Andrew Nkea in a statement released on Thursday.
-On the conditions of the death of the priest Oboto Ondari –
“An eyewitness said he was killed by government soldiers firing randomly from their vehicles. A certain Mr. Johnson Ndip Nchot was also shot in front of his house, a few meters from the church, “the bishop continues. He testified that he went to the scene of the tragedy the next day and counted twenty-two bullet holes in the walls of the church, “drawn at the time when the priest, the catechist and many Christians were organizing various activities within the framework of the mission “.