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03 Feb 2019 | 02:50 PM UTC

Cameroon: Additional security forces deploy to Adamawa region

Cameroon News Alert

Additional security forces deploy to Adamawa region as of late January due to increase in kidnapping cases

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Douala). COUNTRY/REGION Adamawa region


On Thursday, January 31, Cameroonian security officials announced that 130 members of the gendarmerie's GIGN tactical unit would be deployed for five months to Adamawa region. Reports indicate the deployment follows an increase in the number of kidnappings in the area. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in Adamawa region in the coming weeks.  


Individuals in Adamawa region are advised to monitor the situation, follow all instructions issued by the local authorities, and take appropriate measures to minimize their exposure to the risk of kidnapping. Vary daily schedules and itineraries, refrain from sharing personal information with unknown persons, and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.


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