French tourist slain in rob­bery

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

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.

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