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Nigeria hostage death unlawful

A British hostage unlawfully killed by his captors as Special Forces were storming the building where he was being held, a coroner has concluded.

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Insurgents responsible for construction worker's death

Recording a verdict of unlawful killing the Coroner said:

Within the first minutes of the operation was when Chris was fatally shot. Those two insurgents who were seen leaving the compound, I'm satisifed that one of those was responsible for Chris's death and also Franco's. Chris died from the result of a devastating gunshot wound to the head.

– Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner, David Ridley

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