The family of the Irishman Stephen McFaul who has been freed from the hostage situation in Algeria have expressed their "delight" and relief at his release.
His mother Marie McFaul said she was "over the moon", and his father Christopher said it has been a tough time and he was "elated".
His 13-year-old son Dylan said: "I'm really excited, I just can't wait for him to come home".
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
A British man from Aberdeenshire has spoken to ITV News about his dramatic escape from militants and his concern for some of his colleagues.
Stephen McFaul, one of dozens of hostages taken by Islamist fighters at gas plant in Algeria, is due to arrive back in Belfast later today.