Armed robbers kill French tourist camping in Nigeria
04 June 2015, 16:14
Lagos - Police say armed robbers shot and stabbed to death a French tourist who was camping with his wife in the bush of southeast Nigeria.
Ebonyi state police commissioner Maigari Dikko says the 62-year-old man from Lyon was shot in the leg and then received lethal blows from a machete.
He says the victim's 53-year-old wife was unharmed.
She told police the robbers got away with 1,150 euros ($1,300) and 13,000 Nigerian naira ($61).
After spending the day driving, the couple, from Villedieu-sur-Indre in central France went 2 kilometers (about a mile) off road to camp Monday night in their vehicle near a quarry. They were attacked by several men at about 8 p.m. that night.
Dikko said Thursday police have made 32 random arrests based on information from the community.
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