Students abducted in Cameroon's restive NW region freed

Over 80 People Mostly Schoolchildren Kidnapped In Cameroon Reports

"That 79 of our children and three of their staff can be picked up by terrorists", Tchoffo said.

In the video, the kidnappers forced several of the young male students to give their names and the names of their parents.

On social media, a video purporting to show some of the students was released by a group of separatists called "Amba boys", after Ambazonia, the name they have given the independent, Anglophone state they hope to establish, according to The Associated Press.

The students were enrolled at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, one of two areas where surging anglophone separatist militancy has been met with a brutal crackdown by authorities.

Fighting between the military and separatists increased after the Government clamped down on peaceful demonstrations by English-speaking teachers and lawyers protesting what they said was their marginalisation by Cameroon's French-speaking majority. In the video, the kidnappers identified themselves as Amba boys and can be heard telling the children, "We shall only release you after the struggle".

Hundreds of parents had gathered at the school on Tuesday, anxiously waiting for news of their children, but despite rumours that they had been freed, the school refused to confirm or deny even which children had been kidnapped.

One of the workers, 27-year old Christopher Ongene said armed men attacked them Saturday evening.

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Authorities in Cameroon say search operations have been launched to ensure that some 79 children abducted from a boarding school in the restive Northwest region are found and brought back to class.

"We hope and pray they release the kids and the teachers", he added.

"The abduction of schoolchildren and teachers can never be justified", said Samira Daoud, the organization's deputy regional director for West and Central Africa.

The government and separatists in the English-speaking region have been accusing each other of being behind the kidnapping. But Sunday's involved the largest number of people kidnapped at once, the AP reported. They have mounted attacks against civilians who do not support their cause, including teachers who were killed for disobeying orders to keep schools closed.

On 19 October, five students of the Atiela Bilingual High School were taken by unidentified gunmen. Last week, an American missionary was fatally shot in the head while in his vehicle, apparently caught in crossfire between government soldiers and armed separatists in Bamenda.

President Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, was recently re-elected for a seventh term with more than 70% of the vote.

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