N'Djamena, 10 May, 2023 / 7:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Peace (CEJP) are “greatly concerned” about recurrent inter-community clashes in the North-Central African nation.
In a statement issued Monday, May 8, CEJP members say they find it regrettable that the holding of the National Sovereign Inclusive Dialogue has not been fruitful, and urge concerted efforts towards “sustainable peace” in the country.
They say that they are “greatly concerned about the recurrence of inter-community conflicts, despite the holding of the National Sovereign Inclusive Dialogue (DNIS), which was supposed to reconcile Chadians and bring peace and security to the country.”
“The failure of the country's governance system can be seen in the very recent clashes in the Mayo-Kebbi East Province (Goulmoun Bass/Bongor) and the Logone Oriental Province (Monts de LAM) between farmers and herders at the start of the harvest, thefts of livestock and kidnappings for ransom,” CEJP members say.
Members of the Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET) are also concerned about a campaign to incite hatred and revenge via social media, which they say have displayed images of "villages and camps set on fire, and women and children burned alive and torn to pieces.”