y Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Saturday November 9, 2019.
A top University Don that was kidnapped in the North West Region of the Central African country of Cameroon has been released. Now in its 3rd year, an armed conflict is ravaging Cameroon’s two English-speaking region.
Dr. Ngam Confidence Chia, Lecturer and Head of Service for Admissions and Records in the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Bamenda was released Friday November 8, 2019. He was picked up early Wednesday November 6, 2019, by unknown gunmen, National Telegraph has confirmed.
The lecturer is back home and safe, sources told National Telegraph, adding he however had an accident that occured on their way to the camp of his captors.
He’s said to have fallen and hit his head, but close sources insist he’s fine. Other sources confirmed he was not touched, but was released on bail terms to come and pay a ransom.
The Lecturer left his Mile 4 Nkwen, Bamenda residence at around 8AM for school at the Bambili Campus, a nearby town to Bamenda, the region’s capital where the university is headquartered before he was picked up.
Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions are engulfed in an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
This crisis has led to thousands of deaths, torching of hundreds of villages, millions of displaced people and thousands of political prisoners with insecurity on the rise.