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Cameroon’s kidnapped Catholic bishop released

YAOUNDE, Aug. 25 Xinhua | A prominent Catholic bishop in Cameroon was released late Saturday after being kidnapped in the country’s volatile English-speaking Northwest region, according to church officials.

“Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese has been released by his captors. He is back in the parish and in good health,” the officials said in a statement.

Armed separatists claimed responsibility for kidnapping the bishop, claiming that they “wanted him to pray and bless us.”

The abduction came barely a week after two Catholic priests were kidnapped in the region.

Kidnapping of priests has become widespread in the region since an armed conflict started in 2017.

Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions are English-speaking, while the rest of about 80 percent of the country is French-speaking. Separatists in the two English-speaking regions have been fighting government forces in an effort to establish a separate state.

About 530,000 people have been displaced internally and hundreds killed by the conflict, according to the United Nations.

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9 comments

  1. Camer believer (Colby)

    How much did they pay to secure the release of the bishop? As we all know that this is the money Chris anus and ikome sako are sleeping with ashaos in the US with.

    • Bassa gorilla Idiot with a baboon brain. Read Dot’s comment. Slow you this smelly genocidal red monkey.

  2. When you hear this, the bishop, claiming that they “wanted him to pray and bless us.” you can’t possibly conclude that it was a kidnap especially when the Bishop return with a gift from the genuine Amba boys that were concerned for his security and pleaded he reopened the church.

    Anyway, we don’t expect anything contrary from a Chinese news agency when out of mainland China, they own the biggest land rights in Africa in this sh$thole called LRC. They too like the permanent members of the UNSC are looking to protect their interest.

  3. This is more polite and human, than when the military, shots and kills
    priests infront of church houses, cars etc etc. This is where the difference lies:
    of who is a terrorist and who is peace loving. Mr. Biya, CPDM moroons and job
    seekers, should learn the difference.
    Very shameful, that the church, finds it hard enough, to put gov`t to shame. They
    think that their sermons, are only relevant and limited to church goers.

  4. Amba lost the plot when it started kidnapping its own people. Now it is nothing more than a criminal enterprise and terror organisation. The organisers and demagogues of this so-called armed rebellion, who hide abroad and sponsor young people to their death will one day pay for this. What they have done is hijack a legitimate anglophone struggle, diluted its achievements and made us worse off. Their children go to nice schools abroad while they burn down schools and deny children access to education. Attend some of those sessions abroad and what you hear are a bunch of charlatans who delude themselves into thinking you can win an armed struggle by remote controlling kids on the ground.

  5. Why blame only those in the diaspora, for no school resumption? Did this whole
    thing, not start with peaceful protest with peace plants held by those on GZ?
    You might not have seen videos on this or you just forget so easily like old Biya.
    They send their kids to school abroad, because there is no war there. Very surprising,
    that even those who claim to be educationists and educated PhD holders, make this
    silly mistake talk of sending kids to schools, when in their time, there never was no
    war or armed men walking anyone to school or guiding school campuses.
    I know some have seen opportunities to eat fat or gain in one way or the other.
    But honesty, can be practiced even in difficuly times.

    • Dimwits and shallow minds can hardly appreciate the mental sophistication of a critical thinking ‘PhD’ and ‘educationist’. That is not to suggest that all PhDs necessarily possess critical thinking skills. Whenever one engages with folks like you, evidence of an inferior intellect quickly becomes evident. Given that you are incapable of having a debate based on issues, not ego, we simply don’t belong in the same echelon. The day you develop the ability to engage without invective, we will do great as a nation. Until then, there is enough in you already that is headed for self-destruction. I will just sit and watch you burn. Won’t waste another minute on your response. Don’t even bother, I’m Out!

  6. The anglophone crisis did not start with Ambazonia – by the way, what a silly name for country! Leaders of the defunct SCNC, some of whom I was lucky to know showed great restraint, taking a long term view on the struggle. Likewise, while the SDF is but a shell of what it was, they still deserve our respect for their own achievements at the time. Precisely, the brazen challenge on Biya’s one party rule. When you kidnap the former chairman of the SDF or a bishop, as well as hold your own people for ransom, burn their houses, you are fighting a lost cause. Of course the shortsighted dimwits who think they are leaders abroad do not realize that no revolution has succeeded under such division. It merely becomes chaos. I know many of them, they live great lives abroad while kid languish at home

  7. Une fois de plus, Biya vient d’être battu à son propre jeu.

    Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens, volent du bétail
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.
    Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery

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