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Cameroon: kidnapped Catholic priest released

At least three Catholic missionaries who were kidnapped days ago in Muyuka, Fako Division of the South West region have…

At least three Catholic missionaries who were kidnapped days ago in Muyuka, Fako Division of the South West region have been released, a spekesperson of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference has said.

Father Jude-Thaddeus Langeh Basebang, a Claretian Missionary, Deacon Placid Muntong and a Cetian student were all released yesterday after spending days in captivity, Father Bayemi, spokesperson of the Cameroon National Episcopal Conference said.

They were kidnapped on November 23 as they were on their way to provide humanitarian relief to internally displaced persons in Munyengue, a locality situated some fe kilometres from Muyuka.

After their release, they were immediately taken to a medical facility in Douala where they have been placed under medical observation.

However, their driver was not released and remains in captivity as negotiations continue for his release, a statement from the National Episcopal Conference said.

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