Incident Summary:

06/21/2018: Assailants abducted four business people at the Kupe-Muanenguba Divisional headquarters in Bangem, Kupe Manenguba, South-West, Cameroon. Some of the hostages were released after a ransom payment while the fate of the remaining victims is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kupe Manenguba district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Business People
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 1737.20
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 1737.20
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes An unknown number of hostages were released after a payment of $1,737.20 (1 million CFA)
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen Kidnap 4 businessmen in SW," Journal du Cameroun, June 26, 2018.