The seven French nationals kidnapped by Boko Haram members in the North of Cameroon in February have been set free. The release of the hostages was confirmed by the Cameroonian Communications Minister, Isa Tchiroma Bakary who spoke to BBC.
The French tourists which included a couple, Mr and Mrs Moulin-Fornier, their four children and an uncle were kidnapped while they toured The Waza National Park in Northern Cameroon. They were later taken to Nigeria by the suspected terrorists.
The news of their release has also been aired on Cameroon’s national radio. A statement from the Cameroonian Presidency pointed out that the hostages were handed over to Cameroonian authorities on Thursday night.