Thursday, February 21, 2013

Confusion, Rumours at Peak on Freedom of Kidnapped French Nationals in Cameroon

French medias reported today morning that the seven French nationals taken hostages by suspected members of Boko Haram on Tuesday in the extreme north of Cameroon were released in Nigeria. According to the report  the tourists were found in Nigeria along the border with Niger.
This family held against her will, was found by the Nigerian authorities in the town of Dikwa in the north. The hostages are unharmed and are in the hands of the Nigerian authorities sources say and were found abandoned in a house in the town of Dikwa, a senior officer of the Cameroonian army is quoted to have said. There are three adults and four children from the same family. Since the French intervention in northern Mali, the kidnapping of European citizens have become common in the continent. 
Yet Cameroon's Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma has debunked information that the hostages have been released. Talking to French journalists today in Yaounde, Communication minister said the intensive search is going on and that security has been stepped up to ensure the safety of tourists visiting the Northern Regions of Cameroon.


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