Cameroon rebels 'free hostages'

Other News Materials 11 November 2008 21:53 (UTC +04:00)

Rebels in Cameroon have freed 10 people - including seven French nationals - seized from an oil vessel last month, the French foreign minister says, BBC reported.

They were captured off the Bakassi peninsula by a group opposed to the transfer of the oil-rich region from Nigeria to Cameroon.

The group had threatened to kill the hostages if Cameroon's government did not talk to them.

There is no word so far on the circumstances of the release.