Cameroon : 79 abducted kids freed

Secessionists have imposed curfews and closed down schools as part of their protest against President Paul Biya's government. Photo : NDTV

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Seventy-nine school children and one driver who were kidnapped in a private school in Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region of Northwest have been released, a government minister said Wednesday.

According to Cameroon’s army spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck, the 80 hostages were freed early Wednesday morning after a military operation in Bafut, a locality on the outskirt of Bamenda, capital of the Northwest Region.

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