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Cameroon: 13 Catholic sisters released after spending hours in captivity

illustrative image of a prish in Kumbo

At last thirteen religious sisters were abducted in Bamessing, North West region of Cameroon before they were later released, Sources have confirmed.

The incident occured on Thursday November 15 when a group of tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis travelling from Bamenda to Kumbo was abducted by unknown persons around Bamessing, a source at the Kumbo Diocese confirmed.

The abducted group, comprised of 3 sisters and 13 novices spent the rest of the day and night with their abductors as negotiations went on for their release, the source added.

They were only released the next day on Friday November 16in the morning before they continued their journey to Shisong,Kumbo. It is however not clear if any ransom was paid for their release.


Published on 28.04.2020

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