A 90-year-old archbishop has been abducted with nearly a dozen other people in a western Cameroon region gripped by conflicts between anglophone separatists and security forces, the archdiocese said on Friday.
Retired cardinal and archbishop emeritus, Christian Tumi, was kidnapped on Thursday near Kumbo in Northwest Region “along with his driver and about 10 other people,” Samuel Kleda, Archbishop of the port city of Douala, related in a statement.
In the past, the abducted archbishop was seen on several occasions trying to get the sides involved in the crisis to reach a reasonable arbitration.
In the space of three years, the raging conflict in the Northwest and neighboring Southwest Region of the country has seen Anglophone militants repeatedly carry out kidnappings, often for ransom.
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