The Anglophone Teachers/Lawyers strike that started sometime in November 2016 and later deteriorated to civil disobedience within the Anglophone community in Cameroon, is again witnessing another phase; this time the government has turned directly to fight against the church. Some say this is a battle gone wrong and are asking whether anyone, including the government can fight against God.
After the summons issued by the Bamenda Court of First Instance to Fathers, Sisters and Principals of catholic schools in the Bamenda early this week, the High Court of Buea has proceeded to issue a summons the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon; the Right Reverend Fonki Samuel.
Christian Critics say the government’s special advisers have gotten it all wrong this time. “Nobody can win the church including the government of Cameroon. The church Alias “The Body of Christ” is a no go area. If the government of Cameroon has decided to wage war against the church, then it should be prepared to fight against God Himself” says a Christian critic.
Rumours also have it that early this week, the Head of the Baptist church in Cameroon was also summoned in Bamenda to answer charges yet to be unveiled.
However, many protesters are happy that the church will finally fully join them in the struggle.
“Victory will be ours now that the church will formally and physically join in the struggle. Who can dare fight against God?” asks a happy protester.