Tourists often go to visit other countries to relax and to explore while on a vacation or a short tour. Often times, families would travel in different countries where they find good scenery. It is tragic when some of the tourist experience an incident they did not even expect to happen. In Nigeria, while seven members of a French family were strolling in the National Park in the northern part of Cameroon, they were kidnapped by some of the Islamist rebels who happen to be members of the Boko Haram movement.
The government of France was already informed about the incident and the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave a statement that France will not negotiate with the Islamist rebels instead they will try other possible ways to get the seven members of the family who were abducted. The Nigerian rebels have given their demands in exchange for the lives of the abducted members of the family. The rebel group demanded Nigeria and Cameroon would release the members of the Boko Haram who were jailed. The Defense Minister said that the incident was unacceptable for it was the first time wherein children were part of the hostages. There were four children captivated by the group along with their parents and uncle.
The said family was not tourist in the area since the father was working in a French Company that was situated in Yaounde, the capital of Southern Cameroon. He was said to have work well with the French Foreign Ministry. There were fears felt by the Western citizens for they could probably be the target of the Islamist groups.