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Another mass school kidnap rocks Cameroon’s Anglophone region

Authorities in Cameroon say about twenty five students have been kidnapped in a Secondary School in Kumba, South West region of the country.

Reports say unidentified gunmen stormed the Lords Bilingual Secondary school, around the Angelical Church in Kumba, Meme Division South West region, on Tuesday November 21, seizing away about twenty five students and their Principal ferrying them to an unidentified location.

The Senior Divisional Officer of the Meme Division Ntou Ndong Chamberlain has confirmed the kidnappings and said search operations have been launched to track down the kidnappers.

This is the latest series of kidnappings in Kumba after at least five students and two teachers were kidnapped two weeks ago before they were later released.

Students and teachers have been targeted by unidentified gunmen in the ongoing crisis in the North West and South West region with over 80 students kidnapped from a dormitory on November 5 before being released days later. No group claimed responsibility for the abduction.


Published on 10.02.2021

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