Two armed men kidnapped two French nationals from a crowded restaurant in Niamey, Niger's capital, late Friday. France is already working to secure the release of five French hostages seized in Niger in September 2010.
AFP - Heavily armed members of Niger's security forces were combing the centre of the capital Saturday after gunmen abducted two Frenchmen from a restaurant in front of shocked diners and staff.
Negotiations are continuing to free the seven French hostages in Niger
A security source in Niger confirmed the abduction, while a police source said that one of the two abducted men had arrived that same day to attend a wedding.
"When they went out with the two Frenchmen, I took my car and I chased them for about a kilometre, but as they were moving at great speed and with the lights out, I couldn't catch them," the staffer said.
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Date created : 2011-01-08