French Priest Kidnapped in Northern Cameroon Near Nigerian Border

Georges Vandenbeusch


A French priest has been kidnapped in northern Cameroon close to the border with Nigeria, the French foreign ministry says.

Georges Vandenbeusch was seized in the early hours of Thursday near Koza, about 30km (19 miles) from the border.

Around 15 gunmen burst into the compound in Nguetchewe where the priest worked, according to his bishop.