BAMENDA BREAKING NEWS: ABOUT 80 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ALLEGELY KIDNAPPED TO DAY BY AMBAZONIAN FIGHTERS
According to NGO figures, at least 400 people lost their lives in the English-speaking conflict
Dozens of students kidnapped by an armed commando in a college in the city of Bamenda, capital of the English-speaking region of North West. The government and security authorities who entrusted the information to the Reuters news agency, evoke at least 80 people kidnapped.
The Cameroonian journalist and Africanews collaborator, Joël Honoré Kouam said that the principal of the college and the driver are among the captives, while gunshots were heard in the wake of the attack. The responsibility for this abduction has not yet been established. But the procedure is reminiscent of the English-speaking separatists who are fighting the government in the hope of creating an independent state for the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
Since the crisis erupted in the northwest and south-west regions at the end of 2016, separatists threaten all state activity in these areas. Last week, employees of a state-owned agricultural company were amputated several fingers in the city of Tiko, in the southwest, according to the governor of the region. Long before, several schools were the target of armed attacks and fires.
According to NGO figures, at least 400 people lost their lives in the Anglophone conflict. The Cameroonian army, meanwhile, estimates its loss of life to a hundred soldiers. The balance sheet is still not known separatist side.