Germany Says Man Kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon Freed

January 21, 2015 4:37 PM

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A German man who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in July and freed said Wednesday he never knew if he would survive the ordeal.

Looking haggard and with a long blond-gray beard and wearing a blue-and-white Adidas track jacket, Robert Nitsch Eberhard was flown to Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, from Maroua in northern Cameroon in a military flight. He had been kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, where Boko Haram has been waging a ...

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