The Banso Baptist Hospital is once again caught in the ongoing war between separatist fighters and government forces.
A field pastor alongside four medical personnel of the hospital situated in the North West Region are reported to have been kidnapped by Ambazonian fighters.
They were kidnapped after being accused of collaboration with military forces.
According to CNA, those kidnapped include, “Rev. Shey John (Nso Field Pastor), Ma Mbiydzenyuy Margaret (Nurse), Njolai Lawrence (surgical technician), Fai Peter (security guard) and Godlove Selamo (biker for health).”
The kidnap comes shortly after three other medical staff of the same hospital were arrested by the military for conspiring with Ambazonian fighters.
The current situation puts the hospital in a fix, as its staff are being persecuted from both ends for doing their job. Human rights groups have decried acts by the warring parties to compromise the neutrality of medical facilities and churches.
However, institutions that chose to stand their ground and offer health care to all in need continue to find themselves being persecuted.
By Amina Hilda
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