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Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

November 7, 2018 3:12 pm

Schoolchildren kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon’s North-West region have met the regional governor after being freed.

The 78 boys and girls and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region’s capital, Bamenda.

A driver was also released, but the school’s principal and a teacher are still being held.

The government has accused separatists in the English-speaking region of being behind the kidnapping.

The Anglophone separatists have denied they were involved.

The secessionist movement took up arms last year to demand independence for the North-West and South-West regions – the two English-speaking regions in a country where French is the most widely spoken official language.