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17 May 2019 | 08:45 AM UTC

Côte d’Ivoire: Lebanese national released May 16 /update 1

Côte d'Ivoire News Alert

Lebanese diplomatic authorities announce the release of Lebanese hostage on May 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Ivory Coast

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Event

Lebanese authorities confirmed on Thursday, May 16, that a Lebanese citizen, abducted in  Abidjan on May 13, has been released. Details regarding the circumstances of the release as well as the kidnappers' identities remain unclear.

Context

The Lebanese community in Côte d'Ivoire is the largest Lebanese diaspora community in West Africa. In recent years, such kidnappings - notably for ransom - targeting Lebanese nationals in Côte d'Ivoire have increased.

Advice

Individuals in Côte d'Ivoire are advised to remain vigilant for criminal activity.

 

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