By Eric Tataw – Saturday March 30, 2019.
A former Cameroonian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice in charge of Penitentiary Administration, Dr. Emmanuel Ngafeeson who was kidnapped some ten days ago has been released, a source from Bamenda, the capital city of the country’s North West Region has told National Telegraph.
Dr. Emmanuel Ngafeeson was release late Saturday March 30, 2019 in Bamenda, our source said, adding that he looked tired and exhausted at the time of his release, but didn’t give any further details though maintaining no ransom was paid.
Dr Ngafeeson was kidnapped late Tuesday March 19, 2019 while he was traveling in his vehicle from his residence in Ntabessi, a precinct in Bamenda, National Telegraph has gathered.
On that same Tuesday, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosco, the then coach of Yong Sports Academy (YOSA), a football team in Bamenda, was also kidnapped by unidentified men and later released.
There is serious unrest in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West that began in October 2016 as a disagreement in language before it escalated to an armed conflict with majority of Anglophones demanding a separate state called Ambazonia.
Gun exchanges have been reported between Anglophone militias and government soldiers with the government accused of numerous Human Rights violation, including targeted killings.
Insecurity has increased and life is near hell in these two regions with kidnapping increasing in steady proportions. In the meantime, Anglophone militias and government soldiers have been trading accusations each time a kidnap case is reported.