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Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2012

Boko Haram blamed for murder of Chris McManus, Franco Lamolinara

The Nigerian president blames the deaths of two european men on radical Islamist group Boko Haram, after a failed British-Nigerian rescue attempt.

Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara

Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara

A new report confirms that two European hostages have been killed by their captors in Nigeria, after a failed rescue attempt, authorities say.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemned Thursday’s killing in a statement and said the captors had been arrested and that they were members of Boko Haram, a radical Nigerian Islamist group.

The victims, Chris McManus, a Briton and Franco Lamolinara, an Italian, were captured last May in the city of Birnin Kebbi, in northwestern Nigeria.

They had been working on a bank construction project.

David Cameron, the British prime minister, said he had given the go-ahead for the joint Nigerian and British rescue operation after “credible information” had been received. Both men were killed before their rescuers could reach them.

“We are still awaiting confirmation of the details, but the early indications are clear that both men were murdered by their captors, before they could be rescued,” Cameron said.

More on the horrors of Boko Haram HERE

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