German kidnapped in northern Nigeria released in Cameroon

January 21, 2015 4:01 PM

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A German kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria's Adamawa State in July has been released following an operation by Cameroon's military and its allies, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

A Cameroon military aircraft carrying the hostage landed in Yaounde International Airport on Wednesday. A smiling Nitsch Eberhard Robert got out of the plane and shook hands with German and Cameroon government officials.

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