All 20 UB players recently abducted by Ambazonian fighters have been released.
Their release was thanks in part to the SW Branch of the National Commissions for Human Rights and Freedoms .HiTV sources said
All 20 were released this evening 21st March 2019 with huge scars on some of their body allegedly from torture during their stay with the so called restoration forces
On Wednesday, 20 footballers of the UB football team were kidnapped this morning. The news which broke out in the early hours of morning at the main football stadium of the University of Buea popularly known as “Wembley”
The footballers who were taken by unknown men during their regular training session
The arrest of the student footballers which came barely an hour after the coach of YOSA was kidnapped and later freed has sparked rumors that the armed men have launched a war on sports
According to some activist of the “struggle”, people cannot be playing sports in the region while many continue to die
Some activists had touted the complete ban of all major sporting activities in the two affected regions of South West and North West in some of their social media outings.
But even as the so called Ambazonian interim government is yet to make a decision on whether to add sporting activities to their now long lists of the DONTS n the crisis ravaged regions, their ground fighters seem to be eager to flex their muscles on sports men and women on the ground
While it is not known if any ransom was paid by the families of the affected student footballers, the scars left on some of them will serve as a constant reminder that our beloved nation is at war and with itself even as no one knows what the future holds for sports in the two English speaking regions of the country