By Eric Tataw -Thursday July 18, 2019.
A 1st Anniversary memorial mass has been scheduled for Saturday July 20, 2019 for Rev Fr. Alexander Sob Nougi, a Cameroonian catholic priest that was brutally murdered by elements of the Cameroon military, National Telegraph has been told.
Christians from across the country are expected to converge on Sacred Heart Parish, Bomaka, in the Diocese of Buea in Cameroon’s restive South West Region, catholic sources say, adding that mass is expected to begin at 5PM.
On Friday, July 20, 2018, elements of the Cameroon military shot and killed Rev Fr. Alexander Sob Nougi, Former Education Secretary for the Diocese of Buea who at the time of his death was Parish Priest of Bomaka in Buea. The Man of God was shot in Muyuka, another unruly town in the South West.
Fr. Sob reports say was buried at the cathedral cementry at Soppo, Buea , Saturday August 11, 2018, during which a gigantic crowd converge to pay their last respects. “Father Sob was with two other people in his car when he was shot at close range with a silencer gun,” Bishop Immanuel Bushu of Buea said at Sob’s funeral.
Grisly scenes of contingent military-styled execution of priests and their relatives and congregants abound across the North West and South West Regions.
Fr. Cosmas Omboto Ondari, a Mill Hill Priest from Kenya, that served as the Parochial Vicar of the St Martin of Tours Parish in Kembong, some few kilometers from Mamfe, the headquarters of Manyu, South West of Cameroon was also shot and killed by the military at about 3 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Another Missionary, Charles Trumann Wesco, an American was also shot and killed by Cameroonian military in Bambui in the North West Region of country, Tuesday October 30, 2018 and later buried in a private family ceremony in South Bend, Indiana, USA on Monday November 12, 2018.
Before the Wesco incident, the military had shot and killed a Ghanaian Missionary. Apostle Isaac Attoh of the Destiny Impact Ministry was shot and killed on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Batibo, another war-torn town in the unruly North West Region of Cameroon.
Insecurity has greatly increased in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon with Anglophone armed groups fighting for the Restoration of the statehood of Ambazonia, a self-declared independent country the rebels are trying to establish in the Cameroon’s North West and South West Regions.