27 people, including the wife of Cameroon’s Vice PM Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese nationals and others who were taken hostage by Boko Haram men between May and July this year have been released.
Their release was made known in a statement released this morning by Cameroon’s Minister of Information, Issa Bakary
“The 27 hostages kidnapped on May 16 2014 at Waza and on July 27th at Kolofata were given this night to Cameroonian authorities. Ten Chinese, the wife of the Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, the Lamido of Kolofata, and members of their families kidnapped with them are safe” the statement read in part
It didn’t state whether their release was made possible through negotiations or if it was a voluntary act by the sect members