KUMBO DIOCESE MOURNS THE DEAD OF THE NGARBUH MASSACRE
Friday 21st February 2020 was the day set by His Lordship Mgr. George Nkuo Bishop of Kumbo “as a day of prayer and mourning especially for our brothers and sisters who were brutally killed, wounded and rendered homeless in Ngarbuh.”
At a 6:30 a.m Requiem Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Kumbo accompanied by His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi and a college of priests at Kumbo Cathedral, Catholic Christians, Protestants, and non-Christians in and around Kumbo came to join the Bishop pray for the 24people killed and many more rendered homeless.
The entrance procession was led by a handful of little children carrying the names of some of the children and their respective ages, who were killed on 14/02/2020. They also carried candles and posters bearing messages such as “STOP KILLING INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN.”
In his homily the Bishop called on all to say YES to life and NO to death, to exchange fear with faith and to stop the violence.
The St. Theresia cathedral Kumbo is quite full with many children who make up the majority of those present.
The procession after the final blessings was done with candles as the Bishop and those present later took snapshots with pictures of the deceased.
All over Kumbo Diocese and elsewhere there are prayer meetings, ecumenical services and Masses said in memory of the 24 people killed last 14/02/2020.