The Bishop of Buea, His Lordship Immanuel Bushu, has debunked allegations that Rev. Fr Alexander Nougi Sob, who was reportedly killed in a cross fire between gunmen and elements of the forces of law along the Muyuka-Buea Highway, on Friday, July 20, 2018, was killed by a stray bullet.
Going by the Chief Shepherd of Buea Diocese, the fallen Priest “was brutally murdered and assassinated.”
“Father Sob was with two other people in his car when he was shot at close range with a silencer gun. Where are these people who were with him? Fr. Sob did not die in crossfire. We pray for those people who killed him, some of who are amongst us,” Mgr. Bushu asserted.
Bishop Bushu was speaking at the Regina Pacis Cathedral Small Soppo, Buea, on Friday, August 10, 2018, while presiding over the Requiem Mass that was organised in honour of the departed Priest.
The Requiem Mass brought together Priests, Consecrated Persons, Political and Traditional authorities and mourners throughout the country.
Bishop Bushu’s heart-piercing homily is coming barely 72 hours after members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), meeting in a conference in Yaounde on August 7, 2018, condemned in strong terms the slaying of the Priest and called on Government to probe into the killing and bring perpetrators of such heinous acts to face the arm of the law.
During the Episcopal conclave, the Prelates expressed their heartfelt condolence to the Bishop of Buea, Mgr. Immanuel Bushu, the Christians of Bomaka Parish were Fr Sob was serving before his death and the family of departed Priest for the demise of their son.
They also expressed their unflinching solidarity with and compassion for all the bereaved and displaced families and victims of violence related to the Crisis in the North West and South West Regions and urged Government to put an end to what they termed “a useless and senseless war.”