By DANIELA ITOE NGUM
Another mass exodus by the population of Kumba is already been experienced around the town of Kumba and more especially in motor parks as it was the case last September 2018 where many left the town in fear of what could possibly happen during the election period.
Thousands of city dwellers in Kumba, economic hub of Cameroon’s South West Region have gone edgy since Sunday, January 13, after prominent Nigerian Cleric, Apostle Johnson Suleman, asked his congregation to pray for its inhabitants against mass shootings.
In the course of a live Sunday Service broadcast from Auchi-Edo State Nigeria through the Celebration TV network, the Pastor paused in the course of his ministration and asked the Christians to pray for the city of Kumba.
The cleric first asked his congregation if there was any Cameroonian present who has anything to do with Kumba before progressing to release the mass shooting prophecy.
“If you are here and you have something to do with Kumba please stand up. If you have something to do with Kumba…Kumba.. Kumba… please stand up. You have something to do with Kumba please stand up. You are a Cameroonian and you have something to do with Kumba … I want us to pray for Kumba…. Kumba is a part of Cameroon. I want us to pray for Kumba. The Lord showed me a vision this morning that was not good at all…
I want us to pray for Kumba… The counsel of the Lord over that part of Cameroon… Only God’s counsel will stand… We bind this …. I just saw sporadic… shooting… titi…titi…titi….tititi… spraying houses… you know what the call sporadic shooting. Spraying, enter a place spray everybody… spray .. spray… spray and the people… Right now we silence that power…. We silence it … we silence it in the name of Jesus. Thank you father,” Suleman prayed.
Since the declaration of the prophecy, a cross section of the population has remained nervous. Suleman’s antecedents on the armed conflict in Cameroon from its off-shoot in 2016 have always remained controversial but real.
He predicted the crisis, the school boycotts, the ghost town operation and other vices that have surged in the course of the separatists’ movement that has turned Cameroon’s national discourse at all levels.
What he didn’t say in the prophecy was the identity of those he said God show him shooting.