Bamenda Abduction: AU’s Moussa Faki Mahamat salutes release of 78 students

The AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat has saluted the release of 78 students recently abducted from PSS Nkwen by unknown gunmen.

Moussa Faki Mahamat, AU Commission Chairperson

In a 7th November press release, the AU boss applauds the prompt release of the 78 students, and admonishes the perpetrators to free the others still held in captivity.

Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat writes that the rights of children are non negotiable.

“Abduction of children and depriving them of their right to safety and education constitutes a serious violation of their fundamental human rights, and I urge that the perpetrators be identified and brought to justice for this criminal act.”

As solution to the ongoing socio-political situation in the North and South West regions which he expresses deep concern the AU Commission Chairperson prescribes an inclusive dialogue.

Moussa Faki Mahamat in Cameroon

The AU official was in Cameroon for a working visit in July 2018.

AU’s Moussa Faki Mahamat and President Paul Biya

During this time, he promised to stand my Cameroon as the country deals with its socio-economic challenges. AU observers were deployed in Cameroon during the 7th October 2018 presidential election.

The AU is amongst the many international institutions that have congratulated Cameroon for a successful organisation of the presidential election.

Kathy Neba Sina

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