URGENT ¥¥¥ GDF Suez confirms employee, family kidnapped in Cameroon

French energy group GDF Suez confirmed Tuesday that one of its expatriate employees was kidnapped along with his family while on vacation in northern Cameroon.

"GDF Suez confirms the kidnapping of one of its employees with his family, based in Yaounde in Cameroon, while they were on vacation in the north of Cameroon," the group said in a statement, after France said seven French tourists from one family, including four children, were kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants.