Cameroon expresses surprise at news of purported release of hostages by Boko Haram

Posted by News Express | 10 October 2014 | 2,678 times

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Cameroon’s Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, says that he is surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in northern Cameroon have been released.

Earlier reports had said that the sect members have released the wife of Cameroon’s Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in different attacks.

The Chinese workers were found missing and believed to be taken by the sect on May 16 after an attack at a Chinese work site in northern Cameroon.

The wife of Amadou Ali was also believed to be kidnapped on July 27 by Boko Haram militants in Kolofata but the group did not claim responsibility.

Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, in August, strengthened military operations in the far north region to fight against Boko Haram militants.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo shows Boko Haram insurgents.

Source: News Express

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