At least 79 students and three others, including the principal, were seized early on Monday morning in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC.
A massive search operation involving the Cameroonian army is now under way.
Cameroon's North-West and South-West regions have been hit by a s
ecessionist rebellion in recent years.
Regional governor Adolphe Lele L'Afrique blamed separatist militias for the kidnapping.
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