Cameroon’s Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, on Friday said he was surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Northern Cameroon were released as reported by a news website.
“You are the first to give me that information,’’ the minister said.
According to the report, Boko Haram militants have released the wife of Cameroonian Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in different attacks.
The Chinese workers were found missing and believed to be taken by the Nigerian Islamist rebels on May 16th after an attack at a Chinese work site in northern Cameroon.
The wife of Amadou Ali was also believed to be kidnapped on July 27th by Boko Haram militants in Kolofata but the group did not claim responsibility.
Cameroonian President Paul Biya in August strengthened military operations in the far north region to fight against Boko Haram militants.