French tourist slain in robbery
Armed robbers shot and hacked to death a French tourist camping with his wife in the bush of southeastern Nigeria, police said.
A band of men surprised the sleeping couple, who were spending the night in their vehicle about a mile from the main road and shot 62-year-old Denis Dagnan in the leg before killing him with machete blows, said Ebonyi state police commissioner Maigari Dikko.
The victim’s wife, Lavaud Liana Dagnan, 53, was unharmed, he said, adding that the couple came from Villedieu-sur-Indre in central France.
She told police the robbers got away with the equivalent of just over $1,300.