German hostage killed in failed rescue bid

Raufach Edgar, a German staff of Dantata and Sawoe, kidnapped in Kano in January has been killed in a failed rescue mission by Nigerian security agents, reports reaching us say.

Mr Edgar was reportedly killed on Thursday morning during a rescue by the Joint Task Force around the Danbare area opposite the new campus of Bayero University Kano.

Security sources say Mr Edgar was killed before security agents could infiltrate the property where he was held captive.

The German, an engineer,  was kidnapped in Kano on January 26 this year by men the authorities believe are members of the Boko Haram sect, working in conjunction with the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Both the police and the army in Kano said they will brief the press about the incident later in the day.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported that a terrorist organisation in Algeria donated N40 million to the Boko Haram sect and trained some of its members in kidnapping.

We also reported that they targeted expatriate staff of Julius Berger and Dantata and Sawoe.

AQIM, a terrorist organisation, claimed responsibility for the kidnap of Mr Edgar through a Mauritanian news agency in February.

In a video released by the group showing Mr Edgar  – with his hands chained behind him and surrounded by masked gun wielding militants – the terrorist group demanded to swap him for a jailed Muslim German lady.

The group also warned that a military rescue will result in Mr Edgar’s death.

Mr Edgar is the third foreigner to die in the hands of kidnappers in Nigeria’s troubled north.

In February, an Italian engineer, Franco Lamolinara, and his British colleague, Chris McManus, were killed in failed rescue mission by British and Nigerian forces in Sokoto.

 


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  • Ayisha

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  • KenMani

    Hear this….the site where the kidnapped German was located is in Danbare Area, Opposite BUK new site……just a few days ago Christians in BUK were attacked during Sunday worship service and over fifty Christians including two Professors and five Ph.D holders lost their lives in that attack. Apparently, it is this Boko Haram group opposite BUK that launched that attack. Yet Atiku and his US allies including the fifth column National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi insist that Boko Haram is not a terrorist organisation and must not be appropriately classified as such by the United States Government.

  • KenMani

    Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and John Campbell: please be informed that they have killed the German but they are not a terrorist organization as you say…….but hear this….the site where the kidnapped German was located is in Danbare Area, Opposite BUK new site……just a few days ago Christians in BUK were attacked during Sunday worship service and over fifty Christians including two Professors and five Ph.D holders lost their lives in that attack. Apparently, it is this Boko Haram group opposite BUK that launched that attack. Yet Atiku and his US allies including the fifth column National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi insist that Boko Haram is not a terrorist organisation and must not be appropriately classified as such by the United States Government.

  • KenMani

    Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and John Campbell: please be informed that they have killed the German but they are not a terrorist organization as you say…….maybe you should hear this….the site where the kidnapped German was located is in Danbare Area, Opposite BUK new site……just a few days ago Christians in BUK were attacked during Sunday worship service and over fifty Christians including two Professors and five Ph.D holders lost their lives in that attackon Christians in BUK. Apparently, it is this Boko Haram group opposite BUK that launched that attack. Yet Atiku and his US allies including the fifth column National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi insist that Boko Haram is not a terrorist organisation and must not be appropriately classified as such by the United States Government.

  • KenMani

    Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and John Campbell: please be informed that they have killed the German but they are not a terrorist organization as you say…….maybe you should hear this….the site where the kidnapped German was located is in Danbare Area, Opposite BUK new site……just a few days ago Christians in BUK were attacked during Sunday worship service and over fifty Christians including two Professors and five Ph.D holders lost their lives in that attack on Christians in BUK. Apparently, it is this Boko Haram group opposite BUK that launched that attack. Yet Atiku and his US allies including the fifth column National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi insist that Boko Haram is not a terrorist organisation and must not be appropriately classified as such by the United States Government.