A Bible translator in Cameroon has passed away due to a brutal attack on himself and his wife in late August.
Angus Abraham Fung was one of seven individuals killed in the attack carried out on a Sunday morning near the end of last month. He had been working with Wycliffe Bible Translators in the country of Cameroon when attackers entered several homes at night in the town of Wum.
It is suspected that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the attack.
Ministry leader Efi Tembon called the attack sudden and brutal, according to CBN News.
Tembon, who serves in the region, said: “They went into houses and pulled out the people ... They attacked in the night and nobody was expecting. They just went into the home, pulled them out and slaughtered them.”
In addition to Fung's death due to a machete, his wife, Eveline, was also injured by attackers completely severing her arm.
Fung's work as a translator included significant contributions to the translation of the New Testament to the province's native language, Aghem.
Worldwide Christian advocates Save The Persecuted Christians says the attack is further evidence for the need of a special American envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, reports Charisma News.
Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians, said that the tragic news of the attack was saddening to them. "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 ... Fulani terrorist activity is rising in all the countries bordering Lake Chad, and news of the government arming the Fulani is deeply concerning."
Laugensen used this opportunity to call out the U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, requesting an envoy be sent by the country to their part of the world for their protection.
The organization is also calling for an end to the legal representation of such groups carrying out extreme acts of persecution, naming the American law firm Squire Patton Boggs which lobbies on behalf of the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Cameroon, and the Palestinian Authority.