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Filipino among 7 foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria


BAUCHI, Nigeria  — A shadow Islamic extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreign workers in northern Nigeria.

In a statement Monday, the group that calls itself Ansaru claimed the kidnapping of the one British citizen, one Greek, one Italian, three Lebanese and one Filipino on Saturday night.

Ansaru also threatened that Nigerian and European authorities shouldn’t “act contrary to our conditions.” The short statement offered no conditions, suggesting ransom demands would follow.

The kidnapping happened in Jama’are, a town about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state.

Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north has been under attack by the radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram over the last two years. Ansaru is a new group that recently sprung up in the region.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Attention: VP Binay! Eto ang tulungan mo hindi yung mamamatay tao.

    • kanoy

       FUNNY THAT SOON 300 MAY DIE FOR INVADING MALAYSIA WITH THE PALACES BLESSING BUT THEY WILL SOAK THE POOR A KINGS RANSOM FOR THIS GUY,,,,GO FIGURE

      one British, GO TO HELL-0 WE AIN’T PAYING!

      one Greek, GO TO HELL-0 WE AIN’T PAYING!

      one Italian, GO TO HELL-0 WE AIN’T PAYING!

      three Lebanese, GO TO HELL-0 WE AIN’T PAYING!

      one Filipino, LIKE THE DONKEY SAY ”WE-PAY WE-PAY WE-PAY”

  • spiritnsoul700

    What goes around come around.   

    Karma is demonstrating on Filipinos.  They had been kidnapping foreigners in Philippines and now their own kind are been kidnapped and held ransom.

    You are getting back the taste of your own medicines……..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KZYUJY2URJQY7UHGYY2MVGREKU kalium

      sorry to bother you sir, but are  you a racist? why are you talking so general. not all filipinos commit this kidnapping crime, only a very small percent of the filipinos do this. how about in other countries? i think they do this more than the filipinos. you should be ashamed of yourself.

      • spiritnsoul700

        How do you define when Philippines is called  the Kidnapping Capital on renown documentary  like the Nat Geo which has being screen worldwide huh?

  • kilabot

    there goes another hero; 
    in harm’s way, ignoring dangers to be able to work; 
    so politicians are happy and can brag about the economy; 
    hope you will survive and return home, ofw; 
    so politicians act like heroes too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    The only negotiation should be asking them if they want a bullet in the head or the heart by the SAS. Just wipe out these monkeys.



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