Eight people including Catholic priests, a nun and worshippers are being held in captivity by rebels in Cameroon’s South West region.

Eight people including Catholic priests, a nun and worshippers are being held in captivity by rebels in Cameroon’s South West region.

Their abductors also burnt down a church during the attack in Nchang.

The Catholic church authorities said they were shocked by this attack. Catholic bishops under the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference said men and women of God had been “soft targets” of abductions and threats since 2016.

They told BBC that the abductors were demanding ransom, adding that they were seeing the church as a soft target so as to make money.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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