A 56 six years old British Man Ian Squire who was kidnapped on October 13 has been killed by his abductors while three others of his colleagues were released.
Squire’s death was confirmed by the UK Foreign Office on Monday and those released were New Foundations founder, David Donovan, a GP from Cabridged; Donovan’s wife, Shirley; and an optometrist from Leven, Fife. Alanna Carson.
The British born was in Nigeria for his missionary work and he had helped many Nigerians in a remote part of the country where he set up an eye clinic.
Squire who was an optician from Shepperton in Surrey was kidnapped in Enekoragha, where he as carrying out sight tests and dispense prescription spectacles
The late Squire worked very hard to make his mission possible by developing a portable lens-grinding machine for the clinic which was located in a rural area without electricity.
Jonathan calls on authorities to bring kidnappers to justice
Meanwhile the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called on the relevant authorities to fish out the kidnappers of the British missionary.
Jonathan condemned the abduction and killing of Squire, adding that he did not deserve the treatment he received.
He said “I totally and unequivocally condemn the death of the British missionary and charity worker, Ian Squire, at the hands of his kidnappers.
“This is a very sad development and I sincerely extend my sympathies to the British government and Mr. Squire’s family.
“Mr. Squire was a force for good who came to extend the frontiers of love and sacrifice in Nigeria and did not deserve to be treated this way.
“I urge the authorities to fish out the perpetrators of this act of extreme wickedness and bring them to a very swift and severe justice. “