“I was captured when I reached Ngoshe. The capture pleased me, because I felt closer to my children. My mother-in-law was the first person I saw. As she excitedly yelled out, my children showed up from behind her. I don’t think I can describe the joy I felt. Only God knows the depth of my gratitude."
The terror of Boko Haram lives not only in Nigeria, but in the northern part of Cameroon, too. While organized armed attacks by Boko Haram have decreased in the face of a united military offensive by several African countries, there continue to be suicide bombings, murders and abductions in the affected areas. Many people are still living in fear. The Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in the Far North Region of Cameroon must contend with this reality.