Paris, September 30, 2010
On 30 September, a television channel broadcast a photograph of the seven people kidnapped in Arlit on 16 September, including our five compatriots.
This photograph has been authenticated. Even though we don’t know when it was taken, it is an encouraging sign inasmuch as it shows all the hostages alive.
State services remain fully mobilized and are doing everything to secure their release. We are in constant touch with their families./.