The attackers used a machete to dismember Angus Abraham Fung. The Christian Submit experiences Fung’s spouse, Eveline, had her arm minimize off. Nonetheless, she and one other one who was staying of their dwelling did handle to flee. Per the report, Eveline is at the moment receiving a blood transfusion.
Nonetheless, the “why” for the assault remains to be fuzzy. It’s seemingly associated to the escalating battle in Cameroon associated to the Anglophone disaster.
Background on Cameroon’s Violence
Cameroon is cut up into two main areas referred to as Anglophone areas and Francophone areas. The battle between these areas stems from colonial instances on the subject of the British-controlled areas of Cameroon and the French-controlled areas of Cameroon. (Learn extra on this historical past right here.)
Quick ahead to the current day, when separatists within the Anglophone area are preventing for independence. It’s on this area the place Wum is situated. Whereas it might not appear to be it, this does seem to have performed a job within the latest assault which claimed Fung’s life.
“One of the big issues there is that the government, with a more international pressure getting [put on the] Cameron government, they have been trying to provoke a religious war to just create chaos. Create division between the local people,” says Efi Tembon of Oasis Community for Group Transformation.
Tembon believes the Christian group is a straightforward goal for these assaults. There are additionally suspicions that people throughout the Cameroon authorities are using the Fulani herdsmen for assaults on locals, significantly these preventing for independence or related to the motion. Tembon says there may be nonetheless the chance this latest assault was associated to meals sources. Study extra concerning the battle in Cameroon right here and right here.
Prays Wanted Following Fulani Assault
However, whatever the particular “why” behind this assault, the Christian group in Cameroon is hurting. It wants prayers.
For now, pray for Fung’s spouse, for her non secular, bodily, and emotional therapeutic. Pray for peace in Cameroon, too.
“Pray that God will help intervene to resolve the conflict…many people…are suffering…The government had burned more than 200 villages. This [has] been going on for three years now. Many, many villages have been burned and this is not getting into the Western media,” Tembon says.
“Also, pray for the people who are suffering that more than 700,000 people have been displaced. Many of these people are in the forest, some have crossed over to Nigeria…Pray that God will help all these people.”
Header picture/map courtesy of Operation World.