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Monday 5 December 2016

Thugs shoot and stab tourist pair

Police say armed robbers shot and stabbed to death a French tourist who was camping with his wife in the bush of southeast Nigeria.

The 62-year-old man from Lyon was shot in the leg and then received lethal blows from a machete.

He says the victim's 53-year-old wife was unharmed. She told police the robbers got away with €1,150.

The couple went two kilometers off-road to camp in their vehicle near a quarry. They were then attacked by several men at about 8pm that night.

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