Douala, 25 March, 2021 / 5:56 pm (ACI Africa).
Fulani militants operating in the Northwest region of Cameroon are chasing after their victims up to their hideouts in forests after ejecting them from their homes, a Catholic charity organization working in the Central African country has reported.
In an update shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, March 23, the leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), an initiative of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), notes that for over a month now, the people of Nwa Subdivision in Donga Mantung Division of Cameroon’s Northwest region have been “consistently tormented by Fulani gunmen, who burn down houses, kill and loot at pleasure.”
This, according to DHPI leadership, has left more than seven villages in the region completely deserted.
The leadership of the organization notes that almost all the houses in these villages have been burnt down, and the villagers have all fled to the bushes.
“Fulanis go after them (villagers) in the forests, harass and forcefully take away any valuable they have need of,” the leadership of DHPI reports in the update on Cameroon, adding that a section of the villagers who are not strong enough to make it to the forests have gathered at the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Kumbo.