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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cameroon - Anglophone Crisis: Police Inspector Kidnapped in the North West

237online| Sources in the 5th North West Constabulary Region report that police inspector Diguengue Patrice, from the Mayo-Danay Department (Far North Region) and serving at the Fundong Public Security Station in the Northwest, was abducted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by an armed group between Njinikom and Belo in the Boyo Department.

Photos posted on social networks this June 6, 2018 by his captors, show the unfortunate sitting on the ground with feet chained and chains secured by two padlocks. On the face of the hostage, one can read well the ordeal it crosses.
Since the beginning of this year, several people have been abducted in the Belo locality. On April 30, 2018, for example, assailants raided a local chapel and Father William Neba, head of the private denominational high school secondary school, St Bedes, was abducted.

In his monthly report published on 2 June 2018, the International Crisis Group's Non-Governmental Organization reports that May has been characterized by kidnappings and killings in the North West and Southwest regions. The Belgian association estimates that at least 60 people were killed in May 2018 in both regions. The organization warns that June 2018 could be bloodier in this part of the country. She invites the Catholic Church to engage in dialogue with the various warring factions to prevent these acts of violence.