12 European hostages briefly held in troubled anglophone Cameroon - News Summed Up

12 European hostages briefly held in troubled anglophone Cameroon


Twelve European tourists are safe and sound after being briefly held in western Cameroon, where anglophone militants are campaigning for an independent state, their Italian travel agency said Wednesday. “Through negotiations with the group they allowed us to leave,” later in the day, the travel agency added. However just as they were about to depart, “Cameroon special forces arrived” and a “brief engagement” ensued, the statement added, without giving details. The 12 tourists were seized in the area of Moungo-Ndor while they were heading for a tourist site called the Twin Lakes, the ministry said. – Legacy of colonial era –The anglophone question in Cameroon dates back to the colonial period in Africa.


Source: Cameroon Daily Journal April 04, 2018 20:26 UTC


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