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Separatist fighters kidnap Ni John Fru Ndi, Cameroon’s most popular opposition figure

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Njodzefe Nestor, Today News Africa, Cameroon
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Njodzefe Nestor, a prolific writer and journalist, focuses on stories that expose social injustices, especially against minority groups across Africa. He is Today News Africa correspondent in Cameroon.

Published from Washington, District of Columbia


The Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF, the main opposition party in Cameroon Ni John Fru Ndi has been kidnapped, one of the party’s Communication Secretary has confirmed.

He was kidnapped in Yer, a locality in Kumbo in Bui Division of the North West region of Cameroon by gun men believed to be separatist fighters as he accompanied the corpse of Hon. Dr. Banadzem Joseph, Parliamentary Group Leader of the SDF who died months earlier and was supposed to be buried this afternoon.   

According to Ngah John, an eye witness who was part of the convoy carrying the corpse to Kumbo, they convoy was stopped my separatist fighters and when they identified Chariman Ni John Fru Ndi, he was taken away along with his car. Party sources have confirmed that he has been taken to an unknown destination and that the kidnappers have not contacted any official of the party.

Before his kidnap, Ni John Fru Ndi during the funeral mass of Hon. Dr. Banadzem Joseph at the headquarters of the SDF in Bamenda had decried the excesses of the separatist fighters who he said had been causing untold sufferings to the population by kidnapping them and asking for ransom.

The kidnap came just a day after the Vice President of the Cameroon Senate, Senator Emilia Nkeze was kidnapped few meters after he left the head quarters of the party on April 26, 2019 after a preparatory meeting to plan the burial of Hon. Dr. Banadzem Joseph.

Alleged separatist leaders had some few days earlier kidnapped Ni John Fru Ndi’s brother and were asking for a ransom of six million Frs CFA.

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