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AU Commission Chair mounts pressure on Gov’t to resolve Anglophone Crisis after release of kidnapped students

Yaoundé (National Times)-The Chairpersons of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has exhorted the Government of Cameroon to effectively address the on-going Crisis plaguing the two English-speaking Regions of Cameroon.

Faki Mahamat made the call Wednesday, November 7, 2018, following the liberation of some  79 kidnapped students, who were kidnapped at the Presbyterian Secondary School(PSS) Nkwen, Bamenda, in the North West Region of Cameroon.

According to an official statement, published on Wednesday November 7, 2018, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed satisfaction with reports of the release of 79 schoolchildren who were abducted together with members of the teaching staff, from their school in the North West Region of Cameroon on Monday, November 5, 2018.

“I share the relief of the parents for the safe return of their children, and their rapid release to safety. I call for the immediate release of the members of staff

“Abducting children and depriving them of their right to safety and education constitutes a serious violation of their fundamental human rights, and I urge that the perpetrators be identified and brought to justice for this criminal act,” the AU Chairperson further stated.

Faki Mahamat said he is concerned at the continued violence in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon and called for renewed efforts to address the situation and find a lasting solution through an inclusive dialogue.

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