A kidnapped French defender was released in eastern Chad WGN 720 Radio

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PARIS (AP) — France announced Sunday that a French national who worked in wildlife protection has been freed after being kidnapped two days earlier in northeastern Chad.

“France thanks the Chadian authorities who worked for the release,” the foreign ministry said, adding that French diplomats remained “mobilized” to help Jerome Hugonot and his family.

According to Chadian government spokesman Aziz Mohamed Saleh, Yugano was working for the Sahara Conservation Fund in Chad’s Wadi Fara province, which borders Sudan, at the time of his abduction on Friday by unknown kidnappers. A number of armed groups operate along the Chadian-Sudanese border.

The Sahara Conservation Fund and its partners have spent years in Chad working to reintroduce a species of desert antelope known as the scimitar orex.

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