Militant group releases Australian aid worker kidnapped in Burkina Faso
Australian aid worker Jocelyn Elliott, who was kidnapped by extremists in northern Burkina Faso in January, has been released. Her husband, Dr. Ken Elliott, remains in captivity.
Jocelyn Elliott’s release was confirmed by her family in a statement emailed to Mashable Australia, who said they were “deeply grateful” for her safety. “We wish to convey our great appreciation to authorities in Niger and Burkina Faso for their support and assistance in facilitating her release,” they wrote.
The Australian couple, both in their 80s, were abducted in northern Burkina Faso on the same day, Jan. 15, 2016, during an attack by extremists on a hotel in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou that left more than 23 dead. Read more…
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