Mbengwi: Why Inhabitants Celebrate Soldiers
The population of Mbengwi, headquarters of Momo Division, North West Region of Cameroon have been celebrating what they say is a move that has gone a long way to safe a life. This was after they rescued a new born baby girl from the bush where she was dumped after birth, Friday September 2,2022.
If a life was spared yesterday, it is thanks to the soldiers. We always see them as people whose only job is to carry a gun. Now we have seen the other side of them which is worth celebrating. I thank them for this and if they continue this way, they will end up winning the hearts and minds on the population, said Fonjung Paul, a native of Mbengwi.
In the evening hours of Friday September 2,2022, forces loyal to the Cameroon government rescued a new born baby they found in a bush around the Mbengwi Monastery in a plastic bag wrapped in a cloth.
According to Ayam David a native of Mbengwi, the distress cries of the baby alerted the forces of law and order,
The soldiers had just retired from their usual control post at Nguen - Mbo when on their way back they heard the distress cries for a baby. They rushed to the scene and discovered that it was a baby girl. The baby was rushed to the Mbengwi District Hospital where she is being attended to.
This move by the soldiers has been applauded by many who say a life has been spared thanks to them. They also expressed the wish to see more of such outings aimed at preserving lifes and not the other way round.
Photo Credit: Mbengwi Online