Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

  07 November 2018    Read: 893
Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have been freed, BBC cited officials as saying.

The 79 students and three others were seized early on Monday morning in the region's capital, Bamenda.

The school's principal, the driver, and a teacher are still in captivity, the BBC's Mayeni Jones reports.

The government and separatists in the English-speaking region have been accusing each other of being behind the kidnapping.

A video purportedly showing some of the kidnapped schoolchildren has been shared online, sparking outrage.

An Anglophone separatist movement has been operating in the North-West and South-West regions over the past year.

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