The government of Cameroon responded positively to the massacre of seven (7) school children at Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, Kumba, Meme Division of the South West region.
Hours after the act was committed on Saturday October 24, 2020, the government of Cameroon through its spokesman, Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, granted a press briefing in which he condemned the attack on school children.
To the government, it was a gruesome and barbarian terrorist act of unbearable cruelty.
The Minister during the press briefing called on the frank collaboration of friendly countries in resolving the crisis rocking the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
That same day, the government enjoined the minister delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, to open investigations in view of determining the exact circumstances that led to the attack, as well as bring the culprits to book.
Twenty four (24) hours later, on October 25, the Prime Minister and head of government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, on his twitter account, equally condemned the killings as a dastardly act of wickedness committed on innocent students.
Still on October 25, and on instructions of the President of the Republic, H E Paul Biya, the PM Dispatched a delegation to Kumba to meet and condole with the bereaved families.
That delegation was headed by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, and was made up of the Ministers in charge of Education in Cameroon, among other scribes of the government.
The MinAT boss went to Kumba with assistance from the Head of State to the school children who were wounded and hospitalised as a result of the school attack.
October 26, 2020, the President of the Republic, Paul Biya condemned the killings in the strongest terms as cowardly.
He also addressed an official letter of condolences to the bereaved families through the governor of the South West region, Bernard Okalia Bilai.
On October 28, the President of the Republic, decreed Saturday October 31, 2020 as a National day of mourning, to honour the souls of the fallen school children.
It should be noted that the state of Cameroon has been taking care of the bills of all the school children hospitalized in Kumba, Buea and Douala.
Even the burial of November 5, 2020, was organized by the state.
Prime Minister, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute personally sat in for the President of the Republic who was unavoidably absent during the funeral.
With the arrest of one of the alleged killers of the school children, the government is on a good footing in investigating the attack and the culprits would definitely be brought to book as is the wish of the Head of State, Paul Biya.