Mr. Henry Awah North West regional chief of Cameroon’s Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection was kidnapped early Sunday by “unidentified gunmen” in Bamenda.
The Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon has taken another dimension which is kidnapping. Mr. Henry Awah has added to the number of kidnap cases of Government officials in Bamenda.
As Cameroon News Today- CNT gathered from local authorities, the North West regional chief of Cameroon’s Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection was kidnapped early Sunday by “unidentified gunmen” in Bamenda.
“The regional chief, Mr. Henry Awah was abducted alongside his wife by unknown gunmen. We are still trying to locate their whereabouts and secure their safe release,” a government official disclosed.
According to Cameroon News Today- CNT findings, Mr. Awah is among about six government officials that have been kidnapped in the North West, one of the two troubled English-speaking regions of Cameroon, since the armed conflict started in 2017.
Early last year, two top government officials were abducted in the restive region and were later declared “missing” by the government.
Kidnappings have become rampant in the two troubled Anglophone regions of North West and South West where armed separatists are fighting to secede from largely French-speaking Cameroon and create a new nation they called “Ambazonia”.