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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'got $3m ransom' to free hostages
BBC ^ | 26 April 2013 Last updated at 19:26 ET

Posted on 04/26/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m (£2m) before releasing a French family of seven, a Nigerian government report says.

The confidential report, seen by Reuters news agency, does not say who paid the money.

Both France and Cameroon deny paying a ransom while Nigeria has not commented on the issue.

The French family, including four children, were captured in Cameroon in February and freed last week.

The were handed over to the Cameroon authorities last Thursday.

The Nigerian report also says that Cameroon freed some Boko Haram detainees as part of the deal, according to Reuters.

If confirmed, transfer of such a significant amount of money given to Boko Haram could serve to strengthen the firepower of the group, the BBC's Will Ross in Lagos reports.

Over the past week, violence in northern Nigeria has escalated as suspected members of Boko Haram have targeted the army and police. Reports say more than 200 civilians have died in the violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; bokoharamransom; france; nigeria; ransom
Congratulations, France. You've made every one of your citizens in Africa a prime target for Islamists.
1 posted on 04/26/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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lol


2 posted on 04/26/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Pan_Yan

1 dead and 1 captured goes a long way towards cooling things off


3 posted on 04/26/2013 6:14:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Pan_Yan

whups wrong thread


4 posted on 04/26/2013 6:17:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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5 posted on 04/26/2013 6:19:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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Not just France. We will see it here soon, i believe. Terrorists want the blind sheik


6 posted on 04/26/2013 6:30:54 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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