Kapsiki church leaders presenting the new Bible to the crowds.By Jacqueline Zoutene, Bible Society of Cameroon
Usually, large gatherings are banned in Cameroon’s Far North region, due to high security risks – Boko Haram has carried out a number of deadly attacks there. But on June 4, the iconic mountains near Mogodé – a town very close to the Nigerian border – witnessed an unprecedented crowd of 5,000 Kapsiki people celebrating the launch of the first Bible in their language. 250 soldiers
Special authorisation was granted to hold the gathering, and 250 soldiers were provided for protection by the general in charge of the region’s armed forces.