Five pupils are missing after gunmen attacked a high school in an English-speaking part of Cameroon, severely injuring the principal, sources said Tuesday.

The attackers targeted a school in Bafut, a town near Bamenda – the capital of the secessionist North-West region on Monday, the first day of the new academic year, a witness told AFP.

A source close to the school’s administration confirmed the report.
Seven pupils and the school principal were initially reported missing after the attack.

Two youngsters and the headmaster were later released, though the principal was seriously injured, the school source said. However five students are still with their captors.

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