LATEST!! 90-year-old archbishop who was kidnapped has regained freedom

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Close to a thousand of people has been abducted together with a 90-year-old archbishop in a western Cameroon region gripped by conflict between anglophone separatists and security forces, the archdiocese said on Friday.

An archbishop emeritus and retired cardinal, Christian Tumi, has occasionally sought to resolve in the crisis, was kidnapped on Thursday near Kumbo in Northwest Region “along with his driver and about 10 other people,” Samuel Kleda, archbishop of the port city of Douala, said in a statement.

Anglophone militants have severally carried out kidnappings, often for ransom, in the three-year-old conflict in the Northwest and neighboring South-West Region.