Crisis in NW/SW: Cardinal Tumi, Kumbo Teachers released but Nso Fon still in Captivity

Reports by midday this Friday November 6, 2020 indicate that the Former Archbishop of the Douala Archdiocese, Christian Cardinal Tumi who was kidnapped has been released.

Christian Cardinal Tumi was kidnapped on Thursday, November 5, 2020 alongside Fon Nsehm Mbinglo II, Paramount Ruler of Nso and others.

At press time this Friday November 6, 2020, reports suggest that the Fon of Nso and others had not yet been released.

Social Media earlier on Echoed Release of Cardinal Tumi and Nso Ruler

In the wee hours of this Friday, social media was buzzing with news about the release of the Cardinal and the Fon of Nso.

This was not true then as a Communiqué from the Archdiocese of Douala dated November 6, 2020 called for prayers for the liberation of Christian Cardinal Tumi, his driver and other persons kidnapped with them.

Furthermore, the Communication Officer of the Kumbo Diocese, Rev Leonard Zifac, had indicated to pressmen that Cardinal Christian Tumi was not in Kumbo yet meaning his whereabouts were still unknown.

In the meantime, reports indicated that mobilisation was ongoing in villages in Nso and within the Catholic community to ensure the liberation of the Fon, the Cardinal and their company.

What Actually Happened?

Christian Cardinal Tumi, HRH Nsehm Mbinglo II, Paramount Ruler of Nso and a few persons left Bamenda on the way to the Nso Fondom and were kidnapped in Baba in the Babessi Subdivision of the Ngoketunja Division, North West Region on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at about 6:30pm.

Kidnapped P.S. Kumbo Teachers have been Released

The teachers who were taken hostage on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Kumbo, North West Region have been released.

They were released on Thursday November 5, 2020.

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