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Fon of Bafut released after hours in captivity

The Fon of the Bafut Kingdom in the North West Region of Cameroon HRH Abumbi II was on Tuesday kidnapped by armed men before being released hours later, sources have confirmed.

Sources at the Fon’s palace confirmed the Fon had been taken away from his palace but was later returned to the palace after he was freed by the gunmen.

Sources say the Fon was kidnapped by the armed men who accuse him of conniving with security forces in their fight to track down separatist fighters in the locality.

Traditional rulers have been a soft target for separatist fighters both in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon with the bFon of Oku still in captivity since he was abducted last week.

His abductors have since tabled a number of conditions to be met before he is released.

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