Niger Delta militants kill British hostage



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

BBC quoted the British 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.”

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