Armed Separatists on Friday abducted at least 30 passengers along the Fundong-Bamenda highway in Cameroon.
Eye 9ja reports that the armed separatists abducted the passengers along the Fundong-Bamenda highway in the Northwest Cameroon.
Eye 9ja understands that the area where the armed separatists abducted their victims is one of the two war-torn English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
“Three transport buses left Fundong for Bamenda and were stopped at Belo by armed separatists,” Samuel Nkwain, a driver who witnessed the incident informed.
“All passengers were ordered to step down and hand over their identification cards. They were then taken to the bush to an unknown destination. There are still with them right now,” said Nkwain.
The abduction followed in-fighting between armed groups in the area.
“The other group was angry that another group collected their weapons and refused to hand over to them, so they say they are holding the passengers hostage until the weapons are handed over to them,” a local resident, who asked not to be named, told Xinhua.
Reports reaching Eye 9ja revealed that vehicular movement along the highway has been halted and the search for the hostages has been launched.