Family 'shock' at hostage death

Relatives of Brendan Vaughan, the British man killed by terrorists in Nigeria, have said they are shocked by his death. Vaughan was one of seven foreign nationals killed in what Foreign Secretary William Hague has called "cold-blooded murder".

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Briton 'likely to have been murdered in cold blood'

Brendan Vaughan, the British man thought to have been killed in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group, was "likely to have been murdered in cold blood", the Foreign Secretary said.

William Hague added that the UK had "worked closely" with Nigeria over the last few weeks, and expressed his thanks to the Nigerian authorities.

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