The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released.
The principal, one teacher and two students were dropped off on the outskirts of Bafut, a town 15 miles (24 km) from Bamenda, local officials say.
It remains unclear who was behind the kidnapping in Bamenda – the government has blamed Anglophone rebels but they have denied responsibility.
Separatists took up arms in English-speaking parts of Cameroon a year ago.
Bamenda journalist Peter Tah said a family member of one of the hostages, who did not want to be named, confirmed that the four had been released at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT) local time.
He added that the school’s principal was receiving medical attention. Family sources said she had been traumatised by her ordeal. Read more