Cameroon military releases 70 people, including children, illegally held in north

August 11, 2015 12:09 PM

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YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Cameroon's military has freed about 70 people, including children, held illegally in the north for periods ranging from eight months to four years.

Abakar Ahamat, the governor of the Adamawa region, said Tuesday that the owner of the camp, Mallam Danlatti, was detained after the release of the captives early Monday. Ahamat said it is believed the owner had links with some leaders of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria.

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