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Kidnapped French family lands safely in Cameroon

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - 00:34

April 19 - A French family of seven arrive in Cameroon's capital Yaounde after being released two months after their capture by Nigerian Islamist militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: A French family of seven, including four children, arrived back in Cameroon on Friday (April 19), ending two months of captivity in the hands of Nigerian Islamist militants. Both the father of the kidnapped family, Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, and his brother had thick beards. The children looked drawn, and wore flip-flops, knee-length trousers and tee-shirts. Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, secretary-general of Cameroon's presidency, said all the family members were well. Moulin-Fournier, worked in Cameroon for French utility firm GDF Suez. He was captured on February 19 with his wife, Albane Moulin-Foutnier, four sons, and his brother, who was visiting them. The family were holidaying near the Waza national park in north Cameroon, some 10 km (six miles) from the Nigerian border. Gunmen claiming to be from Islamist militant group Boko Haram released videos of the family the following month, threatening to kill them unless Nigeria and Cameroon released Muslim militants held in detention.

Kidnapped French family lands safely in Cameroon

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - 00:34

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