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Kidnappers shot dead missionary after he sang Amazing Grace – hostages

A British optician kidnapped in Nigeria was murdered after playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on guitar to cheer up his fellow captives.

JTF launches manhunt for kingpin of four Britons’ kidnappers in Delta

The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), has launched a manhunt for the leader of a kidnap gang identified as Karowei Gbakumor in Delta State.

Police declare militant leader wanted over kidnap of British nationals

The Delta State Police Command has declared one, Karo-Owei Pere Gbakumor, a militant leader wanted for the alleged kidnap of four British Citizens.

Niger Delta militants kill British hostage

One of the four missionary workers kidnapped by the Niger Delta militants in Enekorogha community, Burutu Local government Area of Delta State on October 13, Ian Squire, has been killed by suspected militants.

British hostage Ian Squire killed in Nigeria, 3 released

A British hostage, kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have been released, the Foreign Office says.

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