The students, all belonging to the University of Buea Football team, were received by family and friends around 9PM on Thursday. Scars, indicating they have been tortured were spotted on most of them. Reports say a human rights group transported these students in their bus, to a centre for visually impaired persons, in Buea.
Few hours before their release, pictures and a video in their captor’s den, circulated by separatist, Eric Tataw.
They were training at a field of the University, said to be on the outskirts of the institution and surrounded by bushes. University of Buea is preparing for the 2019 University games, to hold this May in Dschang.
The activist revealed the spokesman of the group who carried out the act, insisted the students weren’t kidnapped but arrested for violating the Laws of Ambazonia by training to participate in a Game in French Cameroon that isn’t authorized in Ambazonia.
The students were forced to speak in a video, whereby the boasted on the might of separatists and forcefully sang a supposed national anthem, of the secessionists craved state, Ambazonia.
In the said video, they warned other students to boycott school and called on foreign diplomats to come down to Yaoundé, if they want to talk about the sufferings of Anglophones. They were sending a special message to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Naguy.
The students were kidnapped on Wednesday March 20, by three separatists. Following their kidnapping, tension mounted in Buea, s military embarked on a search mission. Seven people were arrested, in the course if it.