An Islamic extremist group in Nigeria calling itself Ansaru has announced on its website that it killed seven foreigners kidnapped in the northern part of the country in mid-February.
The victims – three Lebanese citizens and one each from Britain, Greece, Italy and the Philippines – are all employees of a Lebanese construction company, Setraco.
Ansaru, a splinter group of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist network Boko Haram, said it was responding to the deaths of Muslims killed by Nigerian and British forces while trying to free the hostages.
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