Nigerian police kill one, arrest two suspects in British kidnapping

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Nigerian police kill one, arrest two suspects in British kidnapping. (Photo by Reuters)

One suspect has been killed and two others arrested by Nigeria’s southern Delta state police over involvement in the kidnapping of four Britons last month.

Three of the British hostages, who were taken by gunmen on October 13, were released earlier this week after negotiations, but a fourth, Ian Squire was killed, Reuters reports.

According to the Delta state police spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, officers arrested two suspects and killed a third after he opened fire, wounding two officers.

Aniamaka said two other suspects who were arrested previously led police to the three men.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in parts of Nigeria, including the Delta region that produces the bulk of the country’s crude oil, but is mired in poverty and plagued by criminal and militant activity.

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