By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Armed Ambazonian rebels have been fingered as the culprits behind the abduction of a Nigerian community leader who went missing on Thursday.
Chief Ogweshi Francis, the Clan Head of Belegete clan in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State, was abducted on Thursday, his constituents say.
Belegete is located about 400 kilometers north of the Nigerian port city of Calabar and has been under siege by Ambazonians, armed English separatists from the Republic of the Cameroons.
The separatists, often labeled rebels, have been in a lingering conflict with the Cameroonian Government which has led to hundreds of thousands of documented and undocumented persons of concern taking refugee in the Nigerian States of Cross River, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Enugu among others.
Aside from Chief Ogweshi, youths and women were also captured while some were injured, with CrossRiverWatch obtaining clips of survivors.
The Nigerian Government is yet to comment on the matter, while residents say security forces are yet to intervene due to a treacherous mountainous terrain that demands long hours of trekking.