CAMEROON – Cameroonian Bible Translator Brutally Murdered, Wife’s Arm Chopped Off in Machete Attack

CBN | Will Maule, Faithwire | Aug. 31, 2019


A Bible translator in Cameroon has been killed in a brutal machete attack. Angus Abraham Fung was among seven people who were murdered when Islamic Fulani herdsmen stormed the Northern Province town of Wum.

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Efi Tembon, who leads a ministry in the region called, “Oasis Network for Community Transformation,” told the Christian Post that the assault was sudden and horrifically brutal.

“They went into houses and pulled out the people,” Tembon said. “They attacked in the night and nobody was expecting. They just went into the home, pulled them out and slaughtered them.”

Reports indicate that Fung’s wife was also gravely injured in the attack, with the militants completely severing her arm with their machetes.

Partnering with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Fung was instrumental in the translation of the New Testament into the native Aghem language.

“We are saddened by the news of Mr. Fung’s death and the maiming of his wife in what appears to be Fulani violence spurred on by the government of Cameroon,” Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians, told Charisma.

“Fulani terrorist activity is rising in all the countries bordering Lake Chad, and news of the government arming the Fulani is deeply concerning. This is why the Trump administration must move quickly to appoint a special envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region and why we are so insistent that Squire Patton Boggs, an American law and lobby firm, end its representation of the Cameroon regime.”

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