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Burkina Faso: Australian kidnapped woman arrives in Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso: Australian kidnapped woman arrives in Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso

The Australian missionary, Jocelyn Elliott, who was released on Saturday has finally arrived in Ouagadougou on Monday morning, January 9, at 7h20 GMT.

She landed in the capital in a Niger presidential jet and was accompanied by Niger minister of Foreign Affairs Aichatou Kané Boulama.

She will be accompanied to Burkina Faso presidential palace where she will be received by Head of State, Marc Christian Kaboré.

Jocelyn Elliott and her husband, surgeon Ken Elliott were kidnapped on January 5 near the Burkina Faso town of Djibo in their medical clinic which they run for nearly four decades.

The Al-qaeda affiliate militia in North Africa claimed responsibility for their kidnapping. The group had earlier released an audio recording that they would release Jocelyn Elliott so as not to make women involved in the war.

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