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Cameroon: Over 80 people kidnapped in Bamenda

Cameroon’s military said on Monday more than 80 people, mostly children, were kidnapped from a school in the city of Bamenda, located in the Anglophone Northwest region. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction in the English-speaking region where separatists are fighting to form a breakaway state. The separatists have imposed curfews and closed down schools as part of their protest against President Paul Biya’s French-speaking government. “In total 81 people were kidnapped including the principal. They were taken to the bush,” a military source told Reuters. ALSO READ: Cameroon begins in-camera trial for secessionist leaders over Anglophone crisis A government spokesman said it was keeping track of an event but that it could not comment further. The separatist movement gathered pace in 2017 after a government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations. Many people have fled Bamenda and other centres to seek refuge in more peaceful Francophone regions.

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