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Strife in Cameroon has become ‘a question of money,’ bishops’ spokesman says

October 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The violent conflict launched by separatists in Cameroon, which has caused at least 4,000 deaths in the past several years, has now become a question of money, according to Father Humphrey Tatah Mbuy, a spokesman for the country’s episcopal conference.

He explained that guerrilla now frequently seize hostages and demand ransom, and “it is very difficult to separate a person from his source of income, even if that source is human blood.” The separatists are not alone in kidnapping for profit, he said; government troops have been guilty of the same practice.

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