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Five workers freed in Nigeria after Cameroon kidnap: MSF

LIBREVILLE (AFP) – The French medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said yesterday five employees kidnapped more than a month ago in troubled northern Cameroon had been released in neighbouring Nigeria.

The five, seized on February 24 at Fotokol, a border area that frequently suffers extremist attacks, have been taken to a “safe place”, MSF told AFP.

“We are pleased to have our colleagues back safe and sound,” MSF’s chief executive, Stephen Cornish, said in an email to AFP.

The five comprise three aid workers with Chadian, Senegalese and French-Ivorian nationalities, and two Cameroonian security guards.

They were seized by armed men who entered a building used by the charity.