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Porous Borders: Kidnapped French Tourists Taken Into Nigeria From Cameroon

Seven French tourists, including four children, kidnapped in northern Cameroon were taken across the border into neighboring Nigeria, said Eloi Gabriel Essoa, a local official in Cameroon.

The people were taken at the village of Dabanga after visiting Waza National Park, he said by phone today from Kousseri, a town in the Far North region that borders Chad and Nigeria. The kidnappers were on motorcycles and the vehicle that the visitors were using was abandoned, said Essoa, a senior divisional officer there.

Kidnapping has been on the rise in Nigeria.

 

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