Gunmen have actually launched a Catholic priest who was abducted Sunday in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone area of Southwest, authorities of Catholic Church in Cameroon stated Wednesday.
The release of the priest was verified by Sebastine Sinju, Chancellor of the Diocese of Mamfe, in a declaration.
No ransom was paid, he stated.
On Sunday, shooters who recognized themselves as separatist fighters stormed the Catholic Church facilities of Mamfe in the struggling area and abducted Julius Agbortoko, vicar general of the Mamfe Diocese who had actually simply returned from pastoral visitation, requiring a ransom of 20 million xaf (about 36,038 U.S. dollars for his release.
The Catholic Church has actually experienced a series of attacks by shooters considering that separatist fighters who wish to produce an independent country in Cameroon’s 2 Anglophone areas began encountering federal government forces in 2017. Enditem