By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Thursday November 7, 2019.
A top University Don has been kidnapped in the North West Region of the Central African country of Cameroon now in the 3rd year of an armed conflict ravaging its 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 picked up early Wednesday November 6, 2019, by unknown gunmen, National Telegraph has confirmed.
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.
On-the-spot reports say it was not until around 11AM the same day that the news of his disappearance reached family members and friends.
As at Thursday November 7, 2019, his whereabouts was still unknown and the University authorities were yet to issue any official statement.
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.