The story of a family of 7 kidnapped in Cameroon is making headline news in the UK Tuesday.
The headline in Tuesday’s Guardian read, “France blames Islamists as family kidnapped in Cameroon François Hollande points finger at militants from neighboring Nigeria for abduction of seven tourists, including four children.”
The French government confirms its belief that Islamist militants from neighboring Nigeria were responsible for the kidnapping of a family of seven French tourists. Four of the seven are children.
The family was abducted from the Waza national park, about six miles from the Nigerian border. The park is popular among western tourists. Authorities believe they were taken by gunman on motorcycles.
Six weeks ago, the French government launched a military intervention into the west African country of Mali but it is unknown if the kidnapping is connected with that military action.
The French government has vowed to continue its military mission in Mali despite the news of the kidnapping of a family of seven that has shocked Europe.