Cameroon hostages: French Moulin-Fournier family freed

Yaoundé. Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told the BBC the Moulin-Fournier family, including four children, were in good condition.
The adult family members have arrived at the French embassy in Yaounde. Net photo.
The adult family members have arrived at the French embassy in Yaounde. Net photo.

Yaoundé. Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told the BBC the Moulin-Fournier family, including four children, were in good condition.

In a video published on YouTube, militants from the Nigerian group Boko Haram had claimed to be holding them.

The French president said France had not paid a ransom to free the family who are now in the capital, Yaounde.

The family arrived at the French embassy with a heavy security escort, the AFP news agency reports.

President Francois Hollande said secret talks had been taking place for the past few weeks to help secure their release, Reuters news agency reports.

“France has not changed its position, which is not to pay ransoms,” the agency quotes him as saying at a news conference in Paris.

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