The Roman Catholic Church specifically in the Archdiocese of Bamenda has suffered another social media attack.
According to the social media attackers and propagators of the social media attack, “the Archbishop of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province must know and act fast to avert disaster occurring in his college Saint Bede’s College Ashing Kom.”
The Message that has been circulating on social media for not fewer than two days now claim that “the thugs of Biya and French Gendarmes have kidnapped close to 80 women and children ranging from 5-10years plus pregnant women aided by the German shepherd dogs that they took to kom and they are locked in the college.”

Following questions raised in the message as to “who authorized the military of LA Republic Du Cameroun as well as the French Gendarmes to use Saint Bede’s College as their base and who gave them the keys of the dormitories?,” the Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Bamenda has reacted acknowledging the online attack.
In a reaction Tuesday evening, Rev Fr Tatah Mbuy admits that “there has been some accusation on the social media to the effect that the Archdiocese of Bamenda has given the premises of St Bede’s College Ashing Kom.” He however debunks the information saying “Many parents and ex-students have expressed a lot of concern and worry.  By this release, the Archbishop of Bamenda disclaims such action and anyone can go to Ashing and verify. It is true that the military stationed themselves just above the college near the road to Anjang but definitely not in the college campus or even on any mission land.”
The church has not made a comment as relates the locking up of women and children including pregnant as well as breast feeding mothers by the said military as contained in the online message. The attackers also accuse the church of being involved in a bite and blow with the regime and warns of looming danger if they enjoy such coexistence.
The social media attack is coming after another that accused the local church officials for demanding excessive collections from her members to purchase a car for their retirement bound Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Essua. The attack on schools owned and managed by the Archdiocese have also been recurrent with the most recent being the attack at St Bede’s and Kidnapped of Principal Re Fr William Neba.

Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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