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France using ‘all possible means' to rescue Cameroon hostages

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-03-15

“All possible means are being mobilized” to find the French family of seven kidnapped by Islamist extremists in Cameroon last month, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius (pictured) said Friday during an official visit to the country.

France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius said during a visit to Cameroon Friday that “all means possible” were being mobilised to find the French family that was kidnapped in northern Cameroon last month.

“Our only wish tonight is to find them fast, and to find them alive. All means possible are being mobilised to that end by France and other countries involved,” he told the French expatriate community in the capital city of Yaounde.

Fabius arrived in Yaounde on Friday to meet with Cameroon's President Paul Biya. They discussed France’s military operation in Mali, piracy and “the issue of our hostages”, Fabius said.

The French family of seven, including four children aged 5 to 12, was abducted in northern Cameroon on February 19 by a group claiming to be the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram.

A video of the family was posted on YouTube on February 25 by a group demanding the release of jihadists held in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Fabius is next due to travel to Nigeria to discuss the matter with Nigerian authorities.
 

(FRANCE 24 with news wires)

Date created : 2013-03-15

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