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French priest kidnapped in Cameroon

A French priest has been kidnapped from his northern Cameroon parish, in a region where the terror group Boko Haram is known to operate.

A statement by the French Foreign Ministry said that Georges Vandenbeusch was kidnapped early on Thursday in Koza, in the extreme north of the country, some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the border with Nigeria.

The statement said the zone has been flagged as a risk for terrorism and kidnapping but the priest chose to stay on to "exercise his mission".


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