A prominent Anglophone lawyer was kidnapped in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon by unidentified gunmen, sources have said.
Barister Suh Fuh Ben was kidnapped on Tuesday November 27 in Bamenda as he had just returned from Douala where he took part at the General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association at the weekend.
The identity of his kidnappers is not yet known but it is suspected armed separatists in the area are responsible for the act following threats in the past weeks on Anglophone lawyers.
Separatists activists had warned Anglophone lawyers not to take part in the last week elections claiming their participation would be a betrayal to the Anglophone course.
Lawyers and other civil society activists have called for the immediate and uncondition release of Barister Suh Fuh Ben who has defended several Anglophone activists in court.
“The authors of this misfortune were misguided. As a consequence they should proceed to realease him immediately and let us concentrate on on freeing our brothers and sisters languishing in jail,”Barrister Akere Muna said in a statement.