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Cameroon: gunmen kidnap Bamenda varsity staff, students on matriculation day

A staff of the University of Bamenda as well as students were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday November 27 as they…

A staff of the University of Bamenda as well as students were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday November 27 as they were on their way to attend the Matriculation ceremony of the institution, sources have said.

A source at the University of Bamenda told journalducameroun.com that the students and staff were picked up in Bamabili on their way to school but their identities have not yet been revealed.

The source added that authorities of the University of Bamenda were only aware of the incident after they were informed by security forces during the matriculation ceremony that took place on campus today.

The Governor of the North West region, Adolphe Lele LAfrique who was also in Bambili was equally informed of the abductions.

The University of Bamenda is yet to make any official statement.

The institution matriculated about 4600 students today amidst heavy gunshots in Bambili and its environs as security forces battled with armed separatist fighters.

 

 

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