GOVERNMENT AND THE DEFENCE FORCE VERY PROUD TO HAVE RLEASED SENATOR REGINA MUNDI AND SEIZED WEAPONS
GOVERNMENT AND THE DEFENCE FORCE PROUD TO HAVE RLEASED SENATOR REGINA MUNDI AND SEIZED WEAPONS
The Rdpc senator, Regina Mundi, regained her freedom yesterday, along with other hostages. This is indicated in the information note made public last night (May 30, 2022) by the head of the communication division of the Ministry of Defense.
According to Cyrille Serge Atonfack Guemo, “A detachment composed of elements of our defense and security forces has engaged, since the morning of Sunday, May 29, 2022, an operation to approach a terrorist hideout in Ashong, Bâton district, Momo department, North West region. During this operation, explains the Mindef spokesperson, “several hostages were freed, including Senator Elisabeth Regina Mundi;
-a dozen terrorists were neutralized and several others wounded and on the run;
-three terrorists captured
several assault rifles and ammunition of various calibers seized;
14 improvised explosive devices seized and defused;
a pick-up truck used by the terrorist group seized;
the vehicle of Senator Elisabeth Regina Mundi recovered.
As a reminder, on April 30, 2022, this figure of the political bureau of the ruling party was kidnapped with her driver by a horde of armed separatist groups while she was on her way to a funeral at Foncia street in Bamenda. A condition sine qua non had been presented by secessionists to allow her to be released from her captivity, in this case the release of 75 prisoners held in the context of the Anglophone crisis.
The elected representative of the nation had, moreover, been seen in a video broadcast on May 1, 2022 in front of the flags of Ambazonia and Ambazonia defense force, in which she read a message under duress. In the message, Regina Mundi was accused of high treason and her release was conditional on the unconditional release of the security crisis detainees. After the May 20 deadline, these separatist groups threatened to take her life, but nothing happened.