A 90-year-old former Archbishop who was kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region has been freed and is receiving a medical examination.
Retired cleric Christian Tumi was driving from the capital city, Yaoundé, to Kumbo alongside 10 others still at large on Thursday when they were abducted.
But a close associate of the Archbishop, Elie Smith, has told the BBC that he spoke to the kidnappers who said they only seized the cleric to pass a message to the government, without specifying further.
Parts of Cameroon have been gripped by unrest since English-speaking groups stepped up their push for independence in 2016, saying they faced discrimination from the country’s authorities who are mostly French speakers. ENDS