URGENT ¥¥¥ Boko Haram video shows 'cruelty' of kidnappers: France

France said Monday that a video of a kidnapped French family with their abductors, who claimed to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, was a "shocking" display of the kidnappers' cruelty.

"A video of the French family kidnapped last Tuesday in northern Cameroon has been released by Boko Haram," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a in a statement. "For all of us, these images are terribly shocking. They display a cruelty without bounds."