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Residents Caught in Outbreak of Violence in Cameroon

Expand A school classroom in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. © 2018 Bede Sheppard/Human Rights Watch On February 16, 170 students, mostly girls under 18, were abducted by a group of armed separatists from a boarding school in Kumbo, in the North-West region of Cameroon. The separatists, who stormed the building in the early hours, also abducted a teacher and two guards. Everyone was released the following day amid rumours of ransoms being paid. The school remains closed. Human Rights Watch has interviewed numerous witnesses and reviewed many images of the recent abuses in Kumbo. The crisis…

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