Journalist and aid worker released after years as hostages

Olivier Dubois was embraced by reporters at the announcement of his and Jeffery Woodke’s release

French journalist Olivier Dubois is greeted by well wishers in Niger. Photo: Judith Besnard/AP

Boureima Balima

French journalist Olivier Dubois was hugged by emotional reporters at a briefing in Niger yesterday announcing the release of him and US aid worker Jeffery Woodke, who had been held hostage in West Africa for years by Islamist militants.