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French hostage Francis Collomp home from Nigeria

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Former French hostage Francis Collomp is welcomed by relatives and officials on the tarmac upon his arrival at Villacoublay military airport
Former French hostage Francis Collomp is welcomed by relatives and officials on the tarmac upon his arrival at Villacoublay military airport Reuters

An engineer held hostage for 11 months by armed Islamists in Nigeria has returned to France, accompanied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The kidnapping was claimed by Ansaru, a split-off from the Boko Haram movment. Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos, the author of a forthcoming book titled Boko Haram: Islamism, Politics, Security, and the State in Nigeria, comments. 

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