Residents of the northwestern city of Bamenda
said the flare-up followed a court's handing life sentences last Tuesday to 10 separatist leaders, including Julius Ayuk Tabe, a key figure in the Anglophone movement.
"Three transport buses left Fundong for Bamenda
and were stopped at Belo by armed separatists," Samuel Nkwain, one of the witnesses to the incident, said.
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A Gender Perspective of Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Management in the City of Bamenda
class="MsoNormalLast October, US Baptist Missionary Charles Truman Wesco was killed in the Northwestern town of Bambui near Bamenda
. class="MsoNormalA Roman Catholic priest, Fr Alexander Nougi Sob, was killed in the South western town of Muyuka in July.
Though recurrent in almost all British colonial territories in Africa, the situation was deplorable in British Southern Cameroons especially in the Bamenda
Province, where the Fulani were in the minority and looked upon as strangers by indigenes."
The 79 students and three others were seized early on Sunday 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 group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda
, a commercial hub of Cameroon's restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources.
Assailants kidnapped 79 children, their principal, and a driver from a school in Bamenda
in Northwest Region, according to military and government sources, Al-Jazeera reported.
The kidnapping late Sunday took place near Bamenda
, the capital of the troubled English-speaking region, according to Governor Deben Tchoffo.