Cameroon – Terrorism: Army frees hostages in Touboro in the Mayo-Rey division (North)

Written by Deckson N.

They were abducted on the night of 4 to 5 August 2016.

Bakam Fosso, 28-year old, Henry Fouamouwe, aged 31, and Meuwa Laure, 18-year old can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Abducted in the night of 4 to August 5, in Touboro in the Mayo-Rey Division, Northern Region, the hostages were released on Thursday by the army raid in this locality. Many sources reveal that their release was made possible with the assistance of the Cameroonian aviation supported by the men of the Motorized Rapid Intervention Battalion (BRIM) and those of the Motorized Infantry Battalion (BIM) installed in this locality.

The daily edition of Le Jour newspaper of September 2, 2016 reported that the D.O of the Touboro subdivision, relieved, said that

the former hostages are back in their family. This release was made possible through the work that lead our soldiers on the ground. We have intensified the hunt for the kidnappers and the highwaymen.

The administrative authority also stated that no ransom was paid for the release of these hostages. The daily states that

a source at the 31st Motorized Infantry Battalion told anonymously that the kidnappers abandoned their hostages in a forest area of the Borough of Touboro near the border with CAR. The same source indicates that the kidnappers are members of another gang dismantled in the last few days by Cameroonian soldiers.

Another military source revealed that these thugs were heavily armed. They had assault rifles and AK47 calibers.

In return we must say that after their hostages kidnapped on the night of 4 to 5 August, the kidnappers left a letter and a phone number for the payment of a ransom of 100 million FCFA.

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