21 Feb 2013

Hostages seized in Cameroon reportedly found safe

10:15 pm on 21 February 2013

Seven French hostages kidnapped in Cameroon are reported to have been found alive in a house in northern Nigeria and are with Nigerian authorities.

The four children and three adults were captured by Islamist militants this week while on a tourist excursion to the Waza national park near the Nigerian border with Cameroon, Reuters reports.

French television station BFM quotes an officer from the Cameroon army as saying the hostages are safe and sound.