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Kidnapped former Cameroon minister regains freedom

Today News Africa | Cameroon’s former Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice in charge of Penitentiary Administration, Dr. Emmanuel Ngafeeson Bantar, who was kidnapped on Tuesday, March 19, has regained his freedom.

After spending over 10 days with his abductors, the former statesman was taken away by unknown gunmen in Bamenda-Ntabessi regained his freedom late Saturday.

It is yet unclear if his release is credited to the intense rescue operation launched by security forces or if he was liberated by his abductors after meeting their demands. The former Minister and his family have stayed away from the press refusing to comment on the circumstances surrounding his abduction nor how he regained his freedom.

Till now, no official statement has been put forth by the government of Cameroon. Days after he was kidnapped, security forces intercepted the vehicle of the former minister. Though the driver of the vehicle succeeded to escape, three occupants of the car were arrested and taken in for questioning.

Kidnappings is now a new-normal in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon which has since the commencement of the Anglophone crisis in 2016 been marred by civil protest and bullet exchange between pro-government forces and armed separatist groups.

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9 comments

  1. Seems you are selective about the content you publish and that might be coming across as a little biased. There’s been news for over a week now about sanctions on the Cameroon government for their crimes. Why do you insist on giving rogue LRC too much credit when they’re actually doing nothing peace related

  2. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    **** BREAKING NEWS ****

    Southern Cameroonian leaders have FINALLY united. They have created the Southern Cameroons Liberation Council (SCLC). Members of the SCLC have vowed to shake off FOREVER the fetters of French-sponsored annexionist-cum-assimilationist enslavement and trammels.

    The TOTAL, COMPLETE, IRREVERSIBLE and UNCONDITIONAL separation of SC from the God-forsaken INFORMAL “VIVRE ENSEMBLE” is therefore now unstoppable.

    It is therefore high time for Dictator Biya to invite the French military to enter the battlefield because the BIR is NOT equal to the task.

  3. This merry – go – round, should stop and a face on on Biya, should be top on the agenda.
    He is bleeding the country on all fronts and it makes no sense for this to continue.
    He has a very bad spirit.

  4. The man, is also lucky. He might even be more dangerous now than before.

  5. Hahahahahahahhaahahahah ambafools , I mentioned before here when those terrorists kidnapped like that they should killed without asking for money kikikkkikikik .

  6. The Ambazonia unity conference in Washington should be reported here

  7. Just wait, very soon the military spokesman or minister of lies will come up to say , intense military operations were carried to for his freedom. Biya gov,t do not care about its workers, life goes on as usual when ever anything happens to a gov,t or former gov,t official.Everyone is busy stocking up their puckets thru emmbezzlement of public funds.Useless gov,t of Biya.

  8. Educated Cameroonians have become uselessly,blind, dumb to stop a dotage regressive dictator and his embezzling cronies,unpatriotic mafias of betti clan cave people, borrow billions from left, right, center countries with no accountability and development progress in the entire country, the butcher is giving away Cameroonians resources to the Chinese in exchange for unpaid loans that went into his personal pockets and that os his minister thieves,why the millions of poor, jobless lost future generations cannot protests on the streets when they will have to be paying this massive loans after he is dead, how can one evil politician in 45+ years continue to destroy the future lives of millions educated youths, killing the vulnerable too? God has cursed Cameroonians to be parasite beggars

  9. Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun francophone 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,
    Ils fouillent des poubelles, ils s’habillent en civils pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.
    Ils infiltrent les églises, les écoles, les universités pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Ils se prostituent() pour glaner des infos
    Les nanas se prostituent() pour glaner des infos
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils vollent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    AMBAZONIANS, STAND FIRM. We are winning the battle in all aspects of te HUMANITY.

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