Ansaru Islamists claim to kill 7 foreign hostages


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The victims were killed in March 2012 in neighbouring Sokoto state during a botched rescue operation.

It also claimed the December kidnapping of a French engineer in Katsina state, bordering Niger. The victim’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Seven members of a French family, including four children, were also abducted last month in Cameroon where authorities said they were then taken over the border into restive northeastern Nigeria. Their whereabouts also remain unknown.

France has blamed that kidnapping on Boko Haram. A video emerged on YouTube on February 25 showing the family and the abductors, who claimed to be from Boko Haram.

The video however was significantly different from previous Boko Haram videos and the group had never before claimed a kidnapping despite carrying out a deadly insurgency in northern and central Nigeria that has killed hundreds.

Ansaru has appeared to focus specifically on kidnapping foreigners, though it has not been known to have claimed the abduction of the French family.

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominately Christian south.

Violence linked to Boko Haram’s insurgency has left some 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

On Saturday, a military spokesman in the country’s northeast claimed 52 Boko Haram members had been killed and 70 arrested over the last 10 days, while two soldiers were left dead.

There was however no independent confirmation and statements from the military, accused of major abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, are often unreliable.

The statement also followed a high-profile visit by President Goodluck Jonathan to the restive northeast on Thursday and Friday, his first since winning 2011 elections. He had faced mounting political pressure to visit the violence-wracked region.

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