A senator from Cameroon’s ruling party was kidnapped in an English-speaking zone where separatists forces have declared independence.
According to local officials, Elizabeth Regina Mundi and her driver were kidnapped on Saturday in the northwestern town of Bamenda.
According to reports, two branches of the separatist Ambazonian Defence Forces (ADF) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
On social media, a video of the senator reading a statement asking for the Ambazonia republic’s independence has surfaced.
The country’s French-speaking majority, according to anglophone activists, is marginalizing the English-speaking minority.
Meanwhile, on Friday April 29, News Central reported that locals buried scores of separatists militants in mass graves, according to the military. A separatist spokesman claimed that Cameroon’s military was executing its seized militants, a claim that the military disputes.
Civilians buried rebel combatants slain by government troops in Guzang, according to Cameroon’s military. Separatists were allegedly targeting and harassing citizens in North-Western cities and villages such as Guzang, Batibo, Wum, Ndu, Kumbo, and Bafut, according to the military.
Cameroonian officials blamed anglophone separatists for kidnappings for ransom, traffic disruptions, and attacks on government-controlled public facilities in Yaounde.
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