Nigeria Hostage disaster


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Has this already been done? Can't seem to find a thread on it. If so, please delete this.

Yesterday morning, I read 'UK and Nigeria deny attempt to rescue hostages) re: the oil workers held there. I went to bed early (diddums, eh? Early starts this week) and today there are a succession of articles about 'bungled raids', 'Diplomatic rows' (Italy not informed of rescue attempy by UK, Hammon fudging the cock up by saying 'seriously disrupted AQIM'. It feels very 'back-burner issue' though, and quite low key. Perhaps because of the weekend?

I noticed a coupld of choice phrases though:

Special Boat Service and the Nigerian army launched their dramatic rescue bid
SBS commandos were first to the building and were confronted by the leader of the gang. An exchange of gunfire occurred which alerted the kidnappers that a hostage rescue was under way. It is understood that at this point they immediately executed the captives.
The Telegraph was quick to point out yesterday that the SBS botched another rescue attempt last year (forget where). Hidden agenda?

We know all their leaders are in disarray.”
This from Gen. Richards regarding Ansaru, but from reading the article, he could have been talking about the Nigerian Forces or their political leadership.

Doomed rescue launched amid fears hostages were about to be killed - Telegraph
Nigerian militants 'kill seven hostages including Briton' - Telegraph

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