Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar Press Release
African Jesuits condemn the killing of school children in Cameroon
We, the Jesuits of Africa, join several
other organisations and other concerned people in Cameroon and
throughout Africa in condemning in the strongest possible terms last
Saturday’s killing and wounding of innocent children at Mother Francisca
Nursery and Primary School in Kumba, Southwest Region, by armed
individuals who opened fire on innocent children.
We are shocked and outraged by the
killing of innocent school children. We extend our deepest condolences
to the families of the children and offer our prayers and moral support
to the wounded and their families and to the entire community of Kumba.
We stand with them in this time of sorrow and grief and we are grateful
to all those providing medical care to the wounded and all other forms
of immediate support to the families of the children.
This heinous and despicable act shows no
regard for innocent lives which represent the hope for Cameroon and
Africa. We demand that this violence stops now and that children should
be allowed to live in safety without any fear of violence. We further
demand that the perpetrators of the attack be brought to justice.
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ
President, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), for the Jesuit Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar