DDR NW:Centre Boss promise investigations at vigil of repentant fighters

Kum Henry Ichu, Rev Bonji

The Regional Chief of Centre of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Centre, DDR, Bamenda has assured the public that the centre remains the best place to harbour exfighters.

Kum Henry Ichu was speaking in Bamenda on Friday 15th October 2021 as the administration of the Centre joined the ex-fighters to mourn the deaths of Sanda Justice and Ekwebu Tabe.

Killed under unclear circumstances around at the Ntambag integrated Health Centre below GBHS Down Town, the Chief of Centre says "Multiple Investigations have been opened to ascertain what actually happened. They should have been a misinformation somewhere"

Critics of the Centre and the entire disarmament process took to social media, describing the centre as hell and advising fighters not to heed to the several calls to disarm. Kum Henry told them to "be ashame of yourselves. The resilience shown by these ex-fighters shows their level of maturity. These our children have a future and note should be taken that guns do not solve problems, discussions solve problems"

The two ex-fighters who died on the 26th September 2021 will be buried in their native Ako, Donga Mantung Division. 

In a wake service to pay their last respect, the Senior prefect called on the government to hasten the investigations and actually explain to them what happened.

To the family, it was God's appointed time for them to die but hope that this sad incident does not repeat itself again.

Preaching from Hebrews 9:27 and Revelation 14:13, the Rev Bonji Wilson told the ex-fighters and guest present to expect death at anytime as it is an unexpected guest. He encouraged them to put their trust in God as God's children do not die but only sleep in the lord.

The remains of Sanda Justice and Ekwebu Tabe will be removed from the Bamenda Hospital Mortuary on Saturday 16th October 2021.

The National Disarmament, Demobilisation and reintegration Centre was created by a Presidential Decree in 2018 and since then, the centre harbours about 200 ex-fighters, with some gainfully employed.


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