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Cameroon: Update on freed PSS Nkwen students

The freed Seventy-nine students, who were kidnapped in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon by unidentified gunmen on Sunday are currently undergoing medical checkup by military personnel at the Gendarmerie Legion in Bamenda, sources say.

Speaking to Journalist, Elie Smith after the release, Cameroon’s army spokesman, Colonel Badjeck Didier said the army certain separatists popularly known as ‘Amba boys’ carried out the kidnappings.

Colonel Badjeck revealed that Amba boys are still keeping the Principal of the school and two students. According to him, the two students have not been released because Amba boys think their parents are civil servants. ,

Asked if the military will pay any ransom for Principal and the two remaining students to be released, Colonel Badjeck said: “We will pay only as last option.We could have stormed the place, but we avoided bloodbath. Amba boys should listen to call of the head of state & lay down their arms. We are ready to talk”.

When quizzed on why the military is still detaining the Vice Principal of PSS ? He replied: “he is either an accomplice or terrorised. but, it is beyond comprehension that Amba boys came into the school at 4am,the vice Principal couldn’t call the Gendermerie even at 8am”. He is still under interrogation”.

Published on 28.04.2020

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