Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region. A video of the kidnapped children was released on social media in which the kidnappers identify themselves as "Amba boys," a reference to the English-speaking region of Ambazonia where armed separatists are fighting for independence.
80 Students, Principal Kidnapped From School in Northwest
VOA, 6 November 2018
Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region. Read more »
Students gather in class at the Presbyterian School of Science and Technology after fellow students and their principal were kidnapped in Bafut, near Bamenda, Cameroon, on November 5, 2018.
Statement On the Kidnapping of Pupils in the North-West Region of Cameroon
EASS, 6 November 2018
The kidnapping of pupils and staff of a school in Bamenda constitutes a further increase of tension in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. Innocent children are made… Read more »
UN Chief Condemns Student Abductions in North-West Cameroon
UN News, 7 November 2018
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Monday's reported kidnapping of students and staff from a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of… Read more »
Authorities Must Act Swiftly to Free Kidnapped Schoolchildren
AI London, 5 November 2018
Following the abduction of at least 70 schoolchildren earlier today in Cameroon's Anglophone region, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International's West and Central Africa Deputy Regional… Read more »
Country Stunned By Mass Kidnap of Children
Deutsche Welle, 5 November 2018
The kidnapping of 78 children in Cameroon's Anglophone region further exacerbated tensions already running high, after scores of people were arrested on the eve of President Paul… Read more »
School Pupils Abducted in Anglophone Northwest
At least 78 Presbyterian secondary school pupils have been kidnapped in an anglophone area of Cameroon. Speculation centers on separatists at odds with President Paul Biya's… Read more »
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