Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Security Forces Rescue Wife of Cameroun Deputy Prime Minister Abducted by Boko Haram

Cameroonian Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Al

Security Forces Rescue Wife of Cameroun Deputy Prime Minister Abducted by Boko Haram

Security forces in Cameroun have rescued the wife of the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, the BBC Hausa service has reported.

The wife of Deputy Prime Minister and her maid were kidnapped in Cameroun’s northern town of Kolofata last Sunday.

The attackers stormed their residence and took the woman away. A military commander in the area said Boko Haram militants engaged Camerounian soldiers in the town for some time.

The deputy Prime Minister had managed to escape the assailants to a neighbouring town, commander Feliz Formekong said.
A local religious leader, named Seini Lamine, was also abducted from the same town in a separate incident.

Lamine, who is called the Lamido, is the mayor of the town.
Cameroun had said it strengthened security at its border in April after Boko Haram  members abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State Nigeria.

More than 200 of the abducted girls remain in captivity. The attack is the third Boko Haram attack in Cameroun since Friday.

At least four soldiers were killed in the previous attacks.
The report did not provide more details, but it quoted the spokesperson of the government of Cameroun, Tchiroma Bakary, as saying the government was still investigating to know the exact number of persons that died during the attack.

It was also believed that 16 persons were killed.

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