Some custodians of the customs and traditions of the South West region that were taken hostage by armed men in the South West region have been freed.
The news of the release of the eight traditional rulers who have returned to their palaces was made public by the Mayor of Buea Patrick Ekema Esunge during at the end of a peace march in Buea.
People of various ages from Fako and Buea marched along with some regional dignitaries during to call for peace and unity of Cameroon.
The peace match from Buea Independence Square ended at the Governor’s Office roundabout where a motion of support to the President of the Republic, Paul Biya was handed over to the Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai.
Those who took part in the event denounced the kidnappings that resulted in the death of one of the chiefs who died in captivity.
They carried placards bearing patriotic messages some saying “no to secession” while others said “no to violence in the South West region”.