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French hostage family released in Cameroon

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French hostage family released in Cameroon


A French family of seven has been released unharmed after a three-month kidnap ordeal in North Cameroon.

The group, which included four children, was seized in February while on holiday.

Gunmen claiming to be from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram later released a video and threatened to kill the hostages if their demands were not met.

The family was abducted by a group of armed men on motorcycles in Dabanga, around ten kilometres from the Nigerian border.

The group was on holiday in the Waza national park.

The hostage-takers threatened to kill their captives if the authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon did not release Muslim militants being held there.

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