URGENT ¥¥¥ Man identified as father of kidnapped French family speaks in recording

A man identified as the father of a kidnapped French family speaks in a purported Boko Haram recording obtained by AFP on Monday, seeming to read from a statement pleading for the French ambassador to work for their release.

The man identifies himself as Tanguy Moulin-Fournier and reads the statement in French and in English, detailing the family of seven's February 19 kidnapping in Cameroon, which he says occurred "25 days ago." The recording obtained by AFP is only audio, though it was said to have been taken from a video.