Cameroon is witnessing an increase in kidnappings.
Last week an armed group kidnapped two Tunisians working at a construction site in Cameroon’s South-West region.
Meanwhile a top civil servant abducted over the weekend was freed early this week.
In February, a separatist group claimed they kidnapped a divisional officer, Namata Diteng.
Also in February, an administrative official was snatched by armed men near Batibo, 40km (25 miles) west of the city of Bamenda.
If these too have been carried out by English-speaking separatists, it means kidnapping has become their new line of action. They used to attack the security forces.
The past year has seen regular unrest peaking in January when 47 separatists, including their leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, were extradited from Nigeria.
Separatists from English-speaking parts of Cameroon accuse the Francophone majority of discrimination.