February 19, 2013 / 6:03 PM / 7 years ago

GDF Suez employee and family kidnapped in Cameroon

Logo of GDF Suez during a news conference in Paris December 16, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - French utility GDF Suez said on Tuesday one of its employees and his family had been kidnapped in Cameroon.

“GDF Suez confirms the kidnapping of one of its employees and his family, expatriates based in Yaounde, Cameroun, while on holiday in the north of the country,” the company said in a press release.

The company is currently building liquefied natural gas project in south Cameroon.

Islamist militants from neighboring Nigeria abducted a French family of seven, including four children, in northern Cameroon on Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande said earlier on Tuesday.

Reporting by Marion Douet, Michel Rose and Muriel Boselli

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