Wednesday, February 20, 2013

7 French Tourists, 4 Kids Kidnapped

The seven French Tourists including for children were kidnapped on February 19, 2013 at about 9 am by four heavily armed unidentified individuals. According to Cameroon Government sources, they were kidnapped in the neigbourhoods of Waza in the Northern Region of Cameroon. According to the Governor of the Far North Region Fonkam Awah Augustine, the tourists were on their way from the Waza Park where they passed the night. On they way back government sources say they fell into an ambush laid by gunmen. The man, his wife and four children were kidnapped seven children were forced to change their direction. Government sources further intimidated that they were taken away by force to the neigbouring Nigeria.  However, classified sources say steps have been taken and search intensified to locate the whereabout of the French citizens. It is alleged that as they were to cross to Nigeria, the vehicle belonging to the tourists got stuck in mud and they were forced to move on bikes. On the other side, the gunmen suspected to be of the Boko Haram took the tourists to Maiduguri in Nigeria. A French military unit is reported to have arrived the Northern Region to help in the search yet Nigerians and Cameroonians have been working in close collaboration to localize the tourists.
It should be noted that the seven French citizens and four children were taken hostage at Daganga situated some 70 km away from Kouseri.

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