Bamenda Remembers Departed Soldiers

City flags flew at half mast over the weekend while morning prayers were dedicated to the shipwreck victims.

It was a gloomy Friday and Saturday in the North West regional capital of Bamenda as the population joined their counterparts nationwide to observe the National Days of mourning in honour of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives  when their ship sank along the coasts of Bakassi on  Sunday July 16,  2017 .

It was indeed a sad incident as so many Cameroonians lost their lives. The ship called “Mundemba” sank while transporting both the military and some civilians. To this effect the Head of State President Paul Biya signed a decree on  July 27 declaring Friday  28 and Saturday July 29 as  National Days of Mourning. Consequently, flags flew at half mast all over the territory.

Against this backdrop, the population of Bamenda could not be left indifferent as flags in the city flew at half mast. In most ceremonies be it official or not a minute of silence were observe in honour of the brilliant Cameroonian soldiers who were out to defend the colours of the Nation. On the streets of Bamenda some inhabitants were dressed in black. One of them Niba James told Cameroon Tribune that he felt so bad when he learnt  of the trag...



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