Kumba, 24 February, 2021 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The warring parties involved in the protracted crisis in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon need to stand by the truth and give dialogue a chance for a lasting solution to the conflict, a Bishop serving in the region has told ACI Africa.
In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese located in the Southwestern region invited the government and the secessionist groups to “stand by the truth, embrace dialogue, look at each other as brothers and sisters and accept proposals that will enhance peace and harmony in our country.”
“What is preventing us from finding a solution to this crisis is that there are so many agents of the devil in it and the devil is the promoter of lies,” Bishop Nfon said and added, “If we stand by the truth, if we love one another, this problem could be resolved.”
People have used the conflict to “enrich themselves, settle scores and other ills,” the Cameroonian Bishop lamented.
The Anglophone regions of Cameroon, the North West and the South West, plunged into conflict in 2016 after a protest by lawyers and teachers turned violent.