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Six school children kidnapped in Cameroon’s West Region

YAOUNDE, April 12 Xinhua | — Six students — five boys and one girl — of a government secondary school have been kidnapped in Fongo Tongo, a locality in western Cameroon, a local government official said Friday.

“The children were kidnapped as they were helping their parents in farming. We have no idea where they are since their abduction. The kidnappers initially asked for ransom but did not contact the family again when they realized they could not pay,” Amiya Balise Ndongana, senior government official of Fongo Tongo, told reporters, blaming the armed separatists for the abduction.

Fongo Tongo is located in francophone West Region which shares boundary with troubled Anglophone region of Northwest where separatists fighting to create an independent nation have been clashing with government forces.

It is the first time that students were kidnapped in a border francophone region since the separatists picked up arms in November 2017.

“They have attacked this section of the country in the past, so we know that they kidnapped the children. Defense and security forces have launched a thorough search for the children and we hope that they will be rescued safe and alive,” he said.

Separatists have not claimed responsibility. Since the end of last year, students have been constantly abducted and then released in the English-speaking part of Cameroon by some radical separatists.

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7 comments

  1. Simply, blame the old dictator at Etoudi for all that is happening.

    • @joshua

      This platform represents peoples from the republic of Cameroon not terrorist like you .

  2. you need a better reason to give before pointing accusing fingers to the troubling SouthernCameroons, NONSENSE!

  3. Akwanga’s work…

  4. They can kidnaping the all village who cares , no money will be giving to them .

    Ambasonia is a terrorist organization

  5. The Ransoms will be used to feed lazy drunkards in US, Canada and Uk.

  6. SANS SALAIRES, les militaires de la republique
    du Cameroun pillent des maisons, v-i-o-l-e-n-t,
    incendient des villages, tuent tous les animaux,
    chiens et chat pour manger. Ils prennent des otages,
    font du chantage et tirent sur ceux qui ne respectent pas les
    ghost towns pour SABOTER la Revolution de L’AMBAZONIE.
    Ils tuent des gens et accusent des AMBA BOYS pour pousser les populations
    à se retourner contre Les VAILLANTS AMBAZONIENS, combattants de la LIBERTE.

    Tous les JOURS , la milice tribale tue, assassine, massacre, détruit, et pille l’AMBAZONIE.

    TOUS vOS PLANS DIABOLIQUES TOMBENT A L’EAU. Les “BAMENDA” sont partis.

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