There is now uncertainty over the news that seven French hostages kidnapped in Cameroon have been freed.
A French minister had initially confirmed the reports but later changed his position and a Cameroonian minister has now denied it.
On Tuesday the family of three adults and four children were taken from a national park in the Dabanga area close to the border with Nigeria, by six gunmen on three motorbikes.
French President Francois Hollande has speculated that it is the work of radical Islamic group Boko Haram.
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