Nigerian soldiers surround kidnappers


Nigerian security forces surrounded the kidnappers of a French family in north-east Borno state in an operation to rescue the hostages.

French, Nigerian and Cameroonian officials earlier denied reports that the family, which was seized in Cameroon and taken over the border, had been freed.

The Nigerian military found the kidnappers between Dikwa and Ngala. Three adults and four children were seized on Tuesday.