Thursday, 8 March 2012
British and Italian hostages killed in Nigeria seen in video from August 2011
David Cameron named the man as Chris McManus who was killed with fellow hostage Italian Franco Lamolinara.
It is understood a Special Boat Service operation to free them from al-Qaeda aligned kidnappers failed.
The effort to free Mr McManus, from the North West of England, and an Italian hostage was launched by Nigerian forces with the assistance of the UK.
The Prime Minister said the pair appeared to have died at the hands of their captors, either before or during the course of the rescue bid.
Courtesy: UK DAILY TELEGRAPH
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua Peoples Congress.