Boko Haram claiming to hold French family: French PM

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Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed that it is holding seven French nationals captured in Cameroon last week, France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said.



“(We) have received information that the group Boko Haram is claiming to be holding the French family,” Ayrault told reporters, adding that French experts were examining a video posted on YouTube appearing to show the hostages to determine whether it was authentic, Reuters reports.