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Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

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The students were seized in the North-West region’s capital of Bamenda

Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon’s North-West region have been freed, officials say.

The 79 students and three others were seized early on Monday morning in the region’s capital, Bamenda.

The school’s principal, the driver, and a teacher are still in captivity, the BBC’s Mayeni Jones reports.

The government and separatists in the English-speaking region have been accusing each other of being behind the kidnapping.

A video purportedly showing some of the kidnapped schoolchildren has been shared online, sparking outrage.

An Anglophone separatist movement has been operating in the North-West and South-West regions over the past year.

Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

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