Bamenda, 01 June, 2022 / 9:48 pm (ACI Africa).
The freeing of Senator Regina Mundi after being held captive for a month in Cameroon brings “a big sigh of relief” and God’s answer to “our prayers”, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has said.
Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya who was addressing journalists in Bamenda on Tuesday, May 31 appealed for prayers for an end to the crisis in Cameroon’s anglophone regions.
The Senator in the Cameroon Upper House of Parliament was reportedly abducted on April 30 along Foncha Street in Bamenda, the capital of Cameroon’s Northwestern Region, while she was going to a wedding.
On May 31, a military operation in some separatists hideouts in Ashong, Batibo subdivision of the Northwestern region resulted in the safe release of Senator Mundi and other hostages, officials and State media including Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) have reported.
Reacting to the news of the Senator’s release from the monthlong captivity, Archbishop Nkea said, “We thank God as a Christian community for the release of Mama Regina Mundi. The news came to us as a big sigh of relief. We are very happy because God has answered our prayers.”