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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bamenda: here is why secessionists have released 79 students

The 79 college students kidnapped Monday in Cameroon are free, this is announced Wednesday morning the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

They had been kidnapped, Monday, November 5 at dawn, in the precincts of their Presbyterian establishment of Bamenda with three supervisors, of which we still do not know if they are free too.

The abduction had not been claimed, but the government had denounced the English-speaking separatists in the region.

The circumstances of the release of these children are still rather vague. But according to the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, joined earlier, the kidnappers, who, too, are not formally identified have been forced to abandon them to a hundred kilometers from Bamenda in a church , in the city of Bafut.

They were, says the minister, unable to continue their escape after a decree of the governor of the northwestern region prohibiting any movement between the various departments of the region, since the announcement of the kidnapping two days ago.

The kidnappers stuck

According to some government sources, the kidnappers were thus stuck. They would have had no choice but to go wild in nature leaving behind their cumbersome hostages.

From now on, the children are in the hands of the defense forces, including the gendarmerie, and are being taken to Bamenda. There are 79 of them.

However, two of their supervisors are missing: a teacher and the principal of the college where they were kidnapped.