The family of Chris McManus said they were devastated by his death
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Nigeria rescue bid: Kidnapped Briton and Italian killed

A Briton and an Italian abducted by gunmen in Nigeria last year have died in a failed rescue attempt, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

He said it appeared Chris McManus - from north-west England - and Franco Lamolinara had been "murdered by their captors before they could be rescued".

British forces supported the Nigerian-led operation, Mr Cameron said.

Gordon Corera reports.

  • 08 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK