Italy and Greece on Sunday said that foreign hostages held in Nigeria were likely killed, after an Islamist group said it had killed seven people abducted from a construction site last month.
Nigerian police enforce a curfew in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, on April 18, 2011. Italy and Greece have said that foreign hostages held in Nigeria were likely killed, as claimed by the kidnappers.
"The verifications carried out in coordination with the other interested countries lead us to believe that the news of the killing of the hostages is founded," the Italian foreign ministry said in a statement.
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