International Things: Boko Haram Suspected In Kidnapping Of 7 French Tourists In Cameroon

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Seven French tourists have been kidnapped in northern Cameroon, and French president Francois Hollande is of the opinion that a popular Nigerian group was behind it.

Not only that, the president also added that “What is most probable is they were taken to Nigeria.” Hollande said that they were seized by a Nigeria-based “terrorist group that we know well”.

The seven French tourists, three adults and four children, were kidnapped Tuesday by unidentified men in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, a source close to the French embassy in Yaounde said. “Seven French tourists were captured today by men, apparently on motorbikes, in the Cameroonian locality of Dadanga on the frontier with Nigeria,” the source said. “Clearly the tourists were returning from the Waza natural park.”

Also, another security source in the area told AFP the kidnapping “involved three adults and four children,” adding that security forces were hunting for the kidnappers the length of the border with Nigeria. It’s the first time that Western tourists have been kidnapped in Cameroon.


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