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French tourist killed while camping in Nigeria

Armed robbers stole €1150 euro after murdering a French camper in Nigeria.
Armed robbers stole €1150 euro after murdering a French camper in Nigeria.
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Nigerian police have announced the death of a 62-year-old French tourist who was killed by armed robbers while camping with his wife in southeast Nigeria. The state police commissioner said the man from Lyon was shot in the leg and then killed by blows from a machete. His 53-year-old wife, who was unharmed, said the group of men got away with €1150. The couple had pulled off the main road after a day of driving and were camping in their vehicle near a quarry when the attack occurred. Read more: news24.com