By David Atangana
So many questions are beginning to pop up following the kidnap and subsequent release of the principal and other staff of GBHS Atiela-Nkwen, Bamenda.
They were reportedly kidnapped and exploited some days back before being released by their captors.
Report says the kidnapped who were picked up from the school premises included the principal, two vice principals,one discipline master and one teacher.
MMI gathered that this happened under the nose of government soldiers guarding the institution 24/7.
A source who opted not to be named told MMI that from all indications, the kidnap was not done by Separatists Ambazonia fighters as many were made to believe.
“But they aren’t ambas. They were armed robbers who wanted money,” the source said.
“You won’t imagine six gendarmes were in school and they took the teachers without them hearing” the source wondered.
The alleged kidnappers reportedly entered the campus in broad day light with military on guard.
“At about 1 pm, three armed boys drove to school. The administrative block is outside the gate” the source went further, adding that “none of the six gendarmes on guard were on alert”.
“The boys didn’t fire but just moved and took everybody hostage. They collected all belongings and ransacked the office,” the source narrated, revealing that “the boys were in the block for 10mins”.
The abductees were reportedly taken away in a car belonging to one of the teachers.
“They took us to the bush, collected all money from our mobile money accounts and the cash on us”, one victims lamented
“I am surprised they broke the windscreen of the car we were taken into and it made a very loud sound but the military claimed the didn’t hear”, one of the victims lamented.
It should be noted that it is not the first time armed men have entered GBHS Atiela whisking staff away despite ‘tight security’
Last year, the learning institution witnessed same scenario. Many are wondering if the soldiers stationed there are complicit in the recurrent act of putting the lives of teachers at stake.
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