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Kidnapped Cameroon students released

Kidnapped Cameroon students released”

Another source said that 79 of the kidnapped were children. "We have asked our military to do everything and bring back the kids alive". In the footage, six children are forced to give the names of their parents. "At least three teachers were killed during the same period and two school principals kidnapped".

"We shall only release you after the struggle".

The mission school's discipline mistress, Ms Maureen Njei, said the abducted students were both boys and girls.

While the video could not be independently verified, parents have been reacting on social media saying they recognise their children in the video.

Hundreds have been killed in Cameroon's Anglophone regions in the past year, where violence between armed separatists and the military has increased since a government crackdown against protesters in the northwest and southwest regions.

The armed separatists have vowed to destabilise the regions as part of the strategy for creating a breakaway state.

Separatist groups had vowed on social media to make the English speaking regions of Cameroon ungovernable.

"A widely followed boycott of schools was in place since late 2016, but since early 2017, school administrators and teachers perceived as not enforcing the boycott have faced increasing attacks by individuals and groups of individuals, acting on their own or in support of self-proclaimed armed separatist groups".

No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions yet.

However, the Ambazonia Governing Council, the separatists' official organisation, released a statement condemning the kidnappings and demanding freedom for people taken from the school.

An army search operation is under way in Cameroon to rescue dozens of people kidnapped from a boarding school.

"The abduction of schoolchildren and teachers can never be justified", said Samira Daoud, the organization's deputy regional director for West and Central Africa. Global actors - especially the African Union, the United Nations, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States - should unanimously condemn violence against civilians and make clear that no political objective justifies tampering with the right to education and abducting sleeping schoolchildren from their beds.

The unit swooped on the pupils at the Presbyterian school in Nkwen village in Cameroon, a local governor said.

Last week, separatist militants attacked workers on a state-run rubber plantation in southwestern Cameroon, allegedly chopping off their fingers because the men defied an order to stay away from the farms.



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