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Cameroon: Kidnapped Buea Community radio journalist released

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The kidnapped Buea based community radio journalist, Mary Namondo Motimbe has been released, Ndumbe Evambe, Station Manager of radio Bonakanda has reportedly confirmed.

Reports say she was released yesterday after spending two nights of captivity in the hands of unidentified gunmen who kidnapped her last Tuesday at the premises of the radio.

There was widespread condemnation following her kidnap, with some of her colleagues taking to some social media platforms to denounce the act.

Mary Namondo was reportedly taken away from the premises of the Bonakanda Community radio in Buea where she works by gunmen who stormed the place, threatening to set it ablaze before taking her away.

Recently, armed men reportedly stormed the Bonakanda locality and dispersed a crowd that was watching an interquarter competition and ordered matches to be stopped while warning organisers to put a halt to the competition or ‘face the consequences’.


Published on 28.04.2020

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