UK Vows To Help Nigeria Get Killers Of JAMBS Hostages

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The United Kingdom on Sunday vowed that it would assist the Federal Government to bring to book the killers of seven foreign workers, including a British citizen, seized off a factory in Bauchi last month.

The Political and Press Secretary in the British High Commission in Abuja, Hooman Nouruzi, said in a statement that the UK was determined to work with the Nigerian government to bring the perpetrators of the killing to justice.

“I am grateful to the Nigerian government for their unstinting help and cooperation. We are utterly determined to work with them to hold the perpetrators of this heinous act to account, and to combat the terrorism which so blights the lives of the people of Northern Nigeria and in the wider region,” the statement said.

This came even as Britain, Italy and Greece on Sunday confirmed that hostages from their countries were among the foreign construction workers killed on Saturday by the Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladis Sudan.

“This was an act of cold-blooded murder, which I condemn in the strongest terms,” Nouruzi quoted the British Foreign Secretary William Hague as saying.

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The terrorist group, said to be a breakaway faction of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, which seized the foreigners in Bauchi on February 16, announced on Saturday that it had killed the hostages.

The group purportedly issued a statement in Arabic and English on an affiliate of the Sinam al-Islam network accompanied by screen shots of a video purporting to show the dead hostages. One screenshot showed a man with gun standing above several prone figures lying on the ground.

In its statement, the group said it had decided to kill the hostages, taken from the compound of a Lebanese construction company, because of attempts by Britain and Nigeria to rescue them.

“(We) announced the capture of seven Christian foreigners and warned that any attempt by force to rescue them will put their lives in danger,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Sunday still refused to comment on the killing of the foreigners.

Efforts to speak with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on the telephone did not yield any result as his telephone lines remained switched off on Sunday, while the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, did not pick his calls.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ogbole Ahmedu- Ode, said he had yet to be briefed so he could not comment. [Punch]

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5 Comments

  • Tell me what type of person kidnaps strangers and murders them in cold blood for no reason? Only under Islam do you find such people. Islam is so odious that I personally feel the world should isolate all muslims and refuse to interact with them whatsoever. We should not trade with them either. Their religion is anti humanity and anti life. They delight in cold blooded murder. My hatred for Islam is absolute.

    • You may have to hate Christians also because of the action of the Breivics in Norway, Red Brigades in Italy, IRA in Ireland/UK, Basque militia in Spain, and the Ku Klux Klan in USA. You may even need to isolate all Nigerians since by your logic every Nigerian will be a scammer because a few Nigerian have been involved in 419. Only fools blame a civilisation or a race for the action of a few misguided elements.

  • Des people r cowards..,y don’t dey go attack dox in govt. Instead of killing helpless innocent pple*harming d harmless…anyway dem know wer dem go dy jonse nah..cum try ds shit4 east here and see we go clear all dx al of yu bastards..

  • Why is it that you people always generalize issues like this, do the Muslims in the west behave like this. If you hate the Muslims then that is your own head ache. If you will not deceive your self can we do without each other most especially in Nigeria?

  • all of you have spoken well but dont blame muslim neither christian for all what are happening in nigeria rather bad leadership.
    all we now need in nigeria is our joint prayer, I believe only God can save us from all these mess.

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