By Eric Tataw – Thursday April 18, 2019.
Seven unidentified gunmen have invaded Government Bilingual Secondary School (GBSS) in Ngomgham, a precinct in Bamenda, a restive town serving as capital of the country’s North West Region, locals have told National Telegraph.
They also kidnapped the Principal, said the source. Nkengla Felicitas Mengwi was kidnapped at about 11:30 AM, Wednesday April 17, 2019 on school campus and ferried to an unknown destination, school authorities have confirmed.
The armed men arrived the school on bikes, fired two shots in the air before picking up the Principal who was later ferried away on one of the bikes to an unknown destination, a student who watched the scene from a secured position confirmed to National Telegraph.
Nkengla Felicitas Mengwi has been described by many as a good and gentle person. Family and friends are very concerned with the situation and have solicited for her release.
Unrest in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions began in October 2016 as a disagreement in language but government mismanaged it, turning it into a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
Gun battles have ensued and the government has been accused of numerous Human Rights violation, including targeted killings and the burning down of entire villages according to credible reports from the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin, reputable Human Rights Lawyer Agbor Balla and Bishops of Mamfe and Kumbo.