By DOH JAMES SONKEY
The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute who presided over a crisis meeting in Yaounde barely few hours following the murder of students in Kumba, Meme Division in the South West region of Cameroon, immediately dispatched an inter-ministerial delegation led by Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji to the town, to extend the condolences of the President of the Republic, Paul Biya to the entire educational family in general and to the families of the children shot dead in school.
The PM told members of government that he had learnt with a heavy heart of the barbaric and terrorist act perpetrated by gunmen at the Mother Francisca International Bilingual School in Fiango, Kumba.
He explained that that the modus operandi of the attack targeting school children in their classroom can only be attributed to separatist groups who have been preventing children from going to school in the last four years under the pretext of the socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions.
Acknowledging that the gruesome attack is intended to instill fear and consequently weaken the morale of parents and children from going to school in the two English speaking regions, PM Dion Ngute reassured the public of government’s special security measures taken in order to push ahead with the education agenda of its people.
The Prime Minister instructed the Delegate General for National Security to open investigations to clarify the circumstances of the attack and measures to improve security around educational institutions and the Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi to grant a press conference to inform the national and international opinion on the incident and measures taken by government.