Hostage Released is NOT Pierre
We have received confirmation from credible sources that the hostage freed is not Pierre but an American citizen who is now already in the US Embassy. There were three US hostages in Al Qaeda captivity; an oil company manager, a journalist and an American serviceman. At this stage we don't know which of the three has been released.
Our efforts to release Pierre continue. It has been a tough and trying year especially for Yolande and her children but we remain optimistic for a positive outcome.