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Niger Delta ‘militants’ kill British hostage

Ian Squire, one of the four missionaries kidnapped in Delta state, in October has been killed by suspected militants.

The BBC quoted the foreign office (FCO) as confirming the tragic incident, saying the three others were freed.

The British high commission and Nigerian authorities reportedly negotiated the release of Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan — the other captives.

“The FCO said it had been a traumatic time for those involved,” BBC said in its report.

According to reports, the Donovans have lived in Nigeria for the past 14 years, running a charity called New Foundations, which gave aid to remote villages in the Niger Delta.

“Our thoughts are now with the family and friends of Ian as we come to terms with his sad death,” their family said in a statement issued on their behalf.

“This has been a traumatic time for our loved ones who were kidnapped and for their families and friends here in the UK.”

 

– The Cable

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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