Skip to comments.Hostages in Nigeria killed before rescue attempt
Posted on 03/08/2012 12:53:04 PM PST by nuconvert
A Briton and Italian held hostage for 10 months in northern Nigeria died Thursday, apparently killed by their captors before they could be rescued, the British prime minister said.
Nigerian security forces, with support from Britain, launched an operation Thursday to free British citizen Chris McManus and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, Prime Minister David Cameron said. But the effort did not succeed.
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“The two men were working for an Italian construction company in Birnin Kebbi city, in north-west Nigeria, where they were building the state headquarters for Nigerias central bank. They were kidnapped from their apartment on May 12 last year by unknown gunmen”
Wipe pigs blood on the bullets.
“Nigerian security forces”?
Uh... no comment.
Westerners should get a clue and stay out of Muslim Northern Nigeria. To many idiots go to dangerous muslim places and their idiots families imagine that the modern equivalent of “Civis romanus sum” means anything to Islamists. Islamists don’t fear the west. We are a paper tiger committing suicide in their eyes. And they are right.
Not to be confused with the British SAS or American Special Forces.
“Kidnapping of foreigners in Nigeria normally occurs in the southern oil-rich delta region, but abductions are extremely rare in the northern part of the country. Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has kidnapped foreigners further north, in Niger, Mali and Algeria, but never before in Nigeria.”
More like the sixteen clowns who exit the mini-car at the circus.
update with more info:
Hostages ‘killed before rescue’