Frenchman escapes 11 month captivity in Nigeria
18 November 2013, 15:55
Paris - Nigerian police say a French engineer who was
kidnapped in northern Nigeria 11 months ago escaped on a motorcycle without
paying ransom and will fly back to France on Sunday.
Kaduna State Police Comissioner Olufemi Adenaike presented
63-year-old Francis Collomp to reporters on Sunday, saying police have not
identified any suspects.
Police say Collomp escaped from his kidnappers in Zaria,
Kaduna State, on a motorcycle and went to the nearest police station. He was
then escorted to French embassy officials. Police declined to give more details
of his escape for security reasons.
He was abducted in December 2012 from Katsina State,
Nigeria. Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is believed to be
responsible for the kidnapping of another French national, a priest who was
abducted on Wednesday.