Armed robbers kill French tourist camping in Nigeria

2015-06-04 22:28

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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.

After spending the day driving, the couple, from Villedieu-sur-Indre in central France went 2km off road to camp on Monday night in their vehicle near a quarry. They were attacked by several men at about 20:00 that night.

Dikko said on Thursday police have made 32 random arrests based on information from the community.

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