Seven French tourists kidnapped in northern Cameroon - Seven French tourists, all from the same family, were on Tuesday morning kidnapped in northern Cameroon, near the park of Waza at the Nigerian border, Cameroonian national television (CRTV) reported.
The kidnapped tourists including four children aged 12, 10, 8 and 5 years, had spent the night on Monday at the Waza camp.
CRTV reports that they were seized at 0700 hours local time. Teams from the security forces have been deployed to find the kidnappers and the hostages.
An official from the French embassy confirmed the kidnapping, but was not certain about the precise identity of the hostages.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility and no ransom has been demanded even though suspicions are hanging on the Islamist group Boko Haram, which although is based in Nigeria, is also present in northern Cameroonian regions.