Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic’s president and a rebel spokesman said.
The Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) had seized 15 Cameroonian and 10 Central African hostages in western Central African Republic over the past few months.
They abducted Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic on Oct. 12 as part of the kidnapping strategy, which aimed to use the captives as bargaining chips for the release of their leader Abdoulaye Miskine, who was arrested in Cameroon last year.
The Congo Republic president, Denis Sassou N’Guesso, confirmed Miskine was free and in the capital Brazzaville.
Written by Christian Elion and Crispin Dembassa-Kette/Read more at Reuters