At least 11 students have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon, local authorities have confirmed.
The incident is said to have occured on Sunday November 4 when the gunmen stormed the Presbyterian Secondary School Nkwen before rounding off the students to an unknown destination.
The Principal of the school, a driver and another teacher were also kidnapped, local sources confirmed.
Though figures are still not excat for the moment, a source at the North West Governor’s office said they remain cautious for the moment to give out figures not to create panic in some schools.
Most of the students kidnapped, were students of Form Five preparing for the GCE O’ Level and have appeared in a video posted online by pro separatist activists.
Authorities of the North West region say security forces have launched an operation to rescue the children and called on the local community to remain calm.
The Governor of the North West region, Adolphe Lele LAfrique has been