The seven caskets of school children killed in their classroom in Kumba, chief town of Meme Division in the South West sparked a mode of mourning in the town.
The Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute who had travel to the South West Region on Thursday November 5, 2020 for the official funeral ceremony first visited victims in hospital.
The Head of Government visited each of the six patients in hospital bed at the Regional Hospital Annex in Kumba in the morning.
He offered each of them a symbolic gift from the First Lady Chantal Biya. He also expressed the message of compassion and quick recovery from the Presidential couple to the children.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute also visited the scene of the attack at the Mother Francisca Academy in Kumba.
He visited the classroom where marks of blood stains on the floor, bullet impacts on the walls and abandoned books is telling of the cruelty of the gruesome attack on the children.
The Official Funeral Ceremony
Cameroonians from different parts of the country assembled in Kumba to pay final tributes to the seven school children brutally murdered in class at the Mother Francisca Academy in kumba last October 24, 2020.
The official funeral ceremony was marked by calls religious and municipal authorities for an end to violence and the return to normalcy in the North West and South West Regions.
Inter Religious Prayers
Imams, Priests and Pastors from Muslim, Catholic and Protestant denominations prayed for eternal rest to be granted little children who were brutally killed by armed men.
They also prayed for God’s intervention to end the crisis in the English speaking regions. They also prayed the almighty to comfort the bereaved families.
The Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute; Personal Representative of the Head of State once more conveyed sympathy of the first couple to the families of victims.
The Mayor of Kumba saluted the encouragement of the head of state.
The Governor of the South West region, Bernard Okalia Bilai read the condolence message of the President of the Republic.
The representative of the victims called for tighter security within schools.