Boko Haram militants release wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, 26 others

The kidnapped wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, has been released by suspected Boko Haram militants along with other hostages.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 13:48 PM IST

Yaoundé: The kidnapped wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, has been released by suspected Boko Haram militants along with other hostages.

President Paul Biya confirmed the release of the hostages which were kidnapped in the month of May and July.

However, Biya did not give details about the negotiations or the circumstances of the release.

Among the hostages released were 10 Chinese workers, a local religious worker of Kolofata, wife of Vice Prime Minister and members of their families.

Ali's wife was kidnapped along with her maid from her residence in Kolofata in July earlier this year by the Boko Haram militants.

However, they did not claim responsibility of the attack.

He managed to escape the militants and took shelter in a nearby town.