Bamenda, 23 June, 2021 / 8:12 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is appealing to the Cameroonian government to try dialogue with other parties involved in the ongoing civil crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon, saying that the military method that the government has been insisting upon has failed.
Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, an official at DHPI, says that the government of the Central African country continues to ignore calls to embrace an all-inclusive dialogue with those involved in the country’s five-year conflict.
“The government of Cameroon has shunned all the calls from various stakeholders to change from a not-so-effective military approach to the crisis to an all-inclusive dialogue with those calling the shots in the troubled parts of the country as the conflict is in its 5th year,” Fr. Godlove says in a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, June 22.
He adds, “For over 2 months now the government forces have suffered the most as no week goes by without a few of them being killed by the use of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) or surprise attacks by separatist fighters or Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs) as they are called.”
The member of the Clergy of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese who is working on a DHPI Project in his home nation has made reference to several militant attacks and abductions in Cameroon in which the country’s military was unable to rescue key government officials who were victims of the abductions.