Italy Britain Confirm Deaths of Hostages in Nigeria

RIA Novosti
Sunday 10th March, 2013

ROME/MOSCOW, March 10 (RIA Novosti) Seven foreign hostages have been killed by a Nigerian Islamist group, Western governments said on Sunday. The hostages – nationals of Italy, Britain, Greece and Lebanon – were captured by the militant group Ansaru in a raid on a construction site in Nigeria‚Äôs northern state of Bauchi last month. In a statement posted online on Saturday, the militant group said it had killed the captives. Italian officials issued a statement on Sunday saying that the news about the deaths of all the hostages is believed to be true. Later Greece confirmed the death of…

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