Douala, 27 September, 2023 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest was shot and severely injured when militants attacked St. Martin of Tour's Kembong Parish of the Diocese of Mamfe, Southwest Cameroon.
Fr. Elvis Mbangsi sustained fractures when the militias, suspected to be separatist fighters in Cameroon, shot him in both legs and the left hand in the Tuesday, September 26 incident.
The shooting of the Cameroonian member of the Mill Hill Missionaries (MHM) is the second serious incident in the Cameroonian Catholic Parish where Fr. Cosmas Ombato Ondari, a newly ordained Kenyan Priest, served before he was brutally murdered.
Fr. Innocent Wefon Akum, who serves as the Society Representative of the MHM in Cameroon told ACI Africa that the September 26 incident happened at around midday in the school section of the Parish.
“At about 11 a.m. when the children were out for break, three bikes entered the school compound with six armed men,” Fr. Innocent said in the Wednesday, September 27 interview, adding that the men wanted the teachers at the school to come out at once.