London, March 10: Seven “Christian foreigners” taken hostage by a Nigerian Islamic terror group are feared to have been executed, a British daily said Sunday.
The seven construction workers — a Briton, three Lebanese, a Greek, an Italian and a Filipino — was kidnapped in the north of Nigeria last month, the Daily Express reported.
Terror outfit Ansaru claimed responsibility for the abduction.
The group issued a statement on an extremist Islamic website, saying its members murdered the Christian foreigners after British warplanes were reported to have been seen in Bauchi city.
The report was accompanied by screen shots of a video purporting to show the dead hostages, with one gunman standing above prone figures.
The British foreign office said it was “urgently investigating” the incident.