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Italian and British hostage were executed. i really dont get it.sijui hawa jamaa wana nini vichwani

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    [h=1]Inside the kidnappers' lair: Chilling scenes show bloodied, filthy Nigerian house where British and Italian hostages were executed[/h]
    • British Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were captured by kidnappers in May while working in northern Nigeria
    • Diplomatic row erupts between Italy and Britain over doomed rescue bid
    • Two videos showing the hostages pleading for their lives while under armed guard were released by their captors
    • PM David Cameron authorised the rescue mission as the pair's lives were in 'imminent and growing danger'
    • But the kidnappers killed the two men as members of the Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos moved in on their hideout
    By JAMES CHAPMAN and IAN DRURYPUBLISHED: 11:59 GMT, 9 March 2012 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 10 March 2012

    Covered in blood and riddled with bullet holes, this is the squalid lair where British hostage Chris McManus and his Italian colleague were executed by a Nigerian terror gang.The 28-year-old engineer and Franco Lamolinara, 47, were shot dead by their Al Qaeda-inspired kidnappers as UK Special Forces closed in on the house on Thursday.
    Images show the scars of a firefight which pepper the house in in Mabera, a suburb of Sokoto in North West Nigeria. Inside, the filthy conditions become shockingly apparent, including a bathroom showered in blood and faeces.
    Scroll down for video[​IMG]Squalid: Blood covers a bathroom inside the house in the suburb of Sokoto, north-west Nigeria


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    Dangerous: The kidnapped men has been working on building a bank in Nigeria when they were taken, and right, bullet holes scattered on the walls of the house


    [​IMG]Scars of firefight: Bullet holes pepper the walls of the house where Briton Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were killed by their captors yesterday

    Emergence of the horrific conditions in which they were forced to live comes as Britain becomes even more embroiled in a bitter and escalating international row over the botched mission to rescue the pair.
    Italy yesterday demanded ‘utmost clarity’ from Downing Street – with the country’s president Giorgio Napolitano describing as ‘inexplicable’ the failure to inform Rome in advance of the rescue attempt.

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    McManus and Lamolinara died during a raid by British special forces and Nigerian troops on the terrorist hideout where they were being held.
    It emerged yesterday that in the 24 hours before the raid the surveillance operation on the compound had been ‘compromised’ when either British or Nigerian operatives were seen in the area.


    [​IMG]Macabre: Locals gather at the gates of the house in Mabera, a suburb of Sokoto in North West Nigeria

    [​IMG]Dead: British hostage Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were killed by their captors in this Nigerian room yesterday when a UK Special Forces rescue operation ended in tragedy


    The kidnappers were so well prepared that they were said to have opened fire before Special Boat Service forces even attacked the building, and an armoured vehicle had to be used to batter down the door.Number Ten said talks had been taking place on the hostage crisis with the Italian government for the past nine months – suggesting a possible rescue operation had been discussed.But officials admitted that no contact had been made with Rome before David Cameron gave the go-ahead for the mission amid fears that the kidnappers had become aware the net was closing on them and were on the point of killing or moving their captives.Italian officials were informed only after the operation had started, and by the time Mr Cameron spoke to the Italian PM Mario Monti, the hostages had been executed by their captors.
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    Hostages: Italian Franco Lamonilara (left) and Briton Christopher McManus were killed by his captors as troops moved in to rescue him amid fears his life was in 'imminent and growing danger'


    Italian politicians expressed outrage – and one of the country’s leading newspapers, Corriere della Sera, claimed Britain had been motivated by ‘nostalgia for its imperial glory’ when it decided to act unilaterally.There were further questions over the circumstances of the raid on a compound on the outskirts of Sokoto, northern Nigeria, where the hostages were being held by the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic group Boko Haram. Its demand was for the release of several of its senior figures who are under arrest.
    Unusually for an operation of its kind, it was launched in daylight and there are claims that the key element of surprise was lost.In addition, neighbours were said to have been warned by Nigerian troops to leave their homes in advance of the operation.A firefight went on for an hour before the building was secured, by which time the two hostages had been shot in the head at point blank range.
    [​IMG]Captured: British Chris McManus, left, and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, right, in the first video released by their kidnappers in Nigeria in August last year


    [​IMG]Blindfolded: Mr McManus has a thick black blindfold placed over his eyes throughout the duration of the video



    Italian diplomat Antonio Puri Purini said the events had been an ‘unacceptable slap in the face’ for his countrymen. Amid signs of escalating tensions over the incident, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond directly contradicted the Italian president’s comments. ‘It isn’t inexplicable,’ he said. ‘It’s very unfortunate, but it’s completely explicable.‘The Italian government was kept informed throughout the operation as the intelligence emerged and then as the decision was taken to act, the Italian authorities were informed.‘There was intelligence that the hostages were about to be moved, possibly executed, and therefore the decision was to go in, aware of course that there were huge risks.‘Hostage rescue exercises always have huge risks attached ... but the decision was made that the best chance of saving their lives was to act.’
    The family of Mr McManus, from Oldham, said they believed everything possible had been done to secure his safe release. But Mr Napolitano insisted: ‘The behaviour of the British government, which did not inform or consult with Italy on the operation that it was planning, really is inexplicable.’
    Massimo D’Alema, president of Italy’s parliamentary security committee and a former prime minister, said he wanted to know why the operation went ahead without the British telling their Italian counterparts about it.‘It needs to be clarified why the British authorities decided to launch a military operation without informing us. We will get to the bottom of this.’
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    In Copenhagen, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: ‘We worked closely with the Italian government throughout this case from May last year.‘We were able to inform the Italian government as the operation got under way but not to do more than that. I think everyone understands the constraints involved, the rapid timing involved in a case like this.
    'We had to make a decision very quickly to go ahead with this operation. We had very limited time and that constrained how much we could inform others.’
    Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, however, said he had asked Mr Hague for ‘utmost clarity as soon as possible, in the next few hours’ on the raid.Italy – which has a policy of negotiating with terrorists holding hostages, unlike Britain – is understood to have made no offer to provide troops to help a potential rescue mission.

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    [h=2]KIDNAPPERS WHO WERE ALL TOO READY FOR 'SHOCK' RAID
    By David Williams[/h]
    Secrecy, surprise and decisive force are key elements of any hostage rescue. All three seem to have been lacking when British Special Forces launched the operation to free Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinaria.The gunmen holding the hostages appeared to know a rescue operation was under way and had opened fire even before the Special Boat Service attacked the single-storey compound where they were held.Both men were shot in the head by their captors within seconds of the first salvo being fired during the daylight rescue bid by 20 SBS specialists and Nigerian Special Forces at Mabera, a suburb of the northern city of Sokoto.
    [​IMG]Scene: The house in Mabera, a suburb of Sokoto in North West Nigeria, where a botched raid saw the death of two hostages

    The kidnappers had already been fearing a rescue attempt would be launched after the capture of their cell leader two days earlier. The SBS was said to have chosen not to use helicopters in daylight because of the potential for alerting the kidnappers. Instead the specialists, in civilian clothes, approached the area in five vehicles.All carried body armour, respirators and helmets with blue tape strapped around them to act as a recognition marker for colleagues. The ‘break-in party’ of five soldiers carried MP5 machine pistols and automatic shotguns.Military sources said there had also been a plan to confuse the kidnappers. The Nigerians were to assault a house 300 yards away causing maximum chaos. As this happened the SBS was to hit its target, but the kidnappers opened fire first.It is said to have taken some 40 minutes for the special forces to fight their way into the compound. They called in a Nigerian armoured vehicle, which had been hidden in an unfinished house, to punch its way through metal gates amid fears that the area had been booby-trapped.Such was the resistance that at one stage the Nigerian forces suggested ‘burning out’ the kidnappers by throwing blazing tyres over the 12ft high perimeter walls, locals said.
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    Diplomatic row: British PM David Cameron (left) is under fire for not warning his Italian counterpart Mario Monti (right) about the planned raid

    At least one terrorist gunmen was killed in the fire fight with the SBS and two more shot dead as they tried to escape through the rear of the compound. They were hit by Nigerian troops who had formed a circle around the area, closing off the area behind the British troops. In all, eight terrorists were killed.Details of the operation were relayed to the operational headquarters in Lagos by a Hawker Beechcraft twin turboprop plane flying above Sokoto and passed on in ‘real time’ to Whitehall.Yesterday evidence of the ferocity of the fighting could be seen on the bullet-riddled whitewashed walls of the sparsely-furnished four-sided compound, built around a courtyard where a small tree had been split by bullets. A number of holes were found in the grounds of the compound, raising the possibility that the hostages were held in them, terrified and in darkness in the baking heat.The Nigerian authorities said five of the kidnappers were under arrest but refused to go into detail about the failed rescue, which followed an exhaustive operation to pinpoint where the hostages were being held. It began hours after they were taken in May last year from an apartment in Birnin Kebbi, 100 miles from Sokoto.The urgency increased in December after a video showed the men blindfolded, flanked by gunmen and carrying a warning that time was running out for their demands of the release of prisoners to be met.The big breakthrough in discovering the hideout came with the arrest in January of 28-year-old Kabirum Sokoto, said to be the Boko Haram leader behind the Christmas-Day bombings in the capital Abuja and two other cities which left at least 44 dead.Nigerian officials say he provided ‘good-quality information’ on the group’s plans, backers and operatives. Crucially, police also seized three BlackBerry handsets as well as two Nokia and two Samsung mobile phones. They contained a wealth of intelligence, including text messages – some coded – and call logs.These showed Sokoto had been in touch with suspects in the kidnapping, and monitoring began on more than a dozen telephones to pinpoint where the hostages were being held. GCHQ, Britain’s signals intelligence service and listening headquarters, was called in to help the Nigerian intelligence service monitor and track calls.A second arrest of a Boko Haram operative named Abdul Qaqa led to the discovery of the name of the kidnap leader – Abu Mohammed.According to Nigerian security sources, the hostages were being kept in Sokoto after being regularly moved around safe houses in the region. With the new intelligence an SBS group – the ‘stand-by’ squadron for counter-terrorism – was deployed two weeks ago to Nigeria, travelling in civilian clothes aboard commercial airlines. Weapons, communications equipment and other gear for about 40 UK special forces and Royal Marine Commandos were shipped into the country in British diplomatic bags to the Embassy in Lagos, where the operational headquarters was set up.As well as intercepted telephone calls and messages, the SBS had access to photographs of the compound where the men were being held and surveillance video of the main house from aircraft flying over the city. Images were sent back to the SBS command post and the monitor screens in the UK.For 11 days, the SBS men and their Nigerian colleagues watched and listened – and waited for what British officials later called the ‘window of opportunity’.Their operation took on a new urgency with intercepts of mobile telephone calls showed the terrorists were planning to move and either kill or sell on the hostages to another Al Qaeda-linked faction thought to be operating across the border in Niger.This was supported by information given following the capture on Tuesday of Abu Mohammed. He is said to have warned that the two construction engineers were in great ‘imminent danger’.The British specialists favoured a night-time rescue operation but the urgency meant that an ‘emergency response’ plan be put in place. The SBS commander in Lagos briefed his senior officer in London and, after a meeting of the Cobra security committee, David Cameron sanctioned the rescue attempt at 8am on Thursday.A Whitehall source at the time described the men’s captors as among the ‘nastiest Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists there are’. Within hours, that description was to prove tragically accurate

    Read more: Nigeria hostage murder: Italians attack David Cameron for failing to alert Mario Monti to raid | Mail Online
     
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    wazungu wasanii wanaanzisha movie wenyewe halafu wanalimalizia wenyewe baada watasema tumewazika baharini wtf.
     
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    ha ha ha. sawa sawa..sema mimi sio mzungu woshiper kwa vile walishanibagua sana kwao huko lakini sio kuwachukia katika extent ya kuwaua..but ujue nao wakikukuta sehemu nzuri kwao huko hawakuachi.
     
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    Nimeanza kumuamini Nonda na nyuzi zake aisee..zamani hata mimi nilikuwa siwachuki ki-hivyo lakini nimegundua kila kitu imekuwa planned ni sinema tu sisi tunaonyeshwa na kucheza na emotions na feelings zetu..

    Siwaamini kabisa hawa wazungu mabaradhuli wanaweza kuua hata watu wao ili kufanikisha uharamia na kupanua empire zao..

    Ni conspiracy theories lakini zinakuwa kweli..nimeanza kuamini wanatuchezea tu..hapo haman kitu..kuna kitu wameficha
     
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    Kweli jameni hawa wazungu wanatudharau sana. Walifikiri hau 'gunmen won't put up a fight' au ni dhaifu sana. SBS you should respect Africans. Nadhani Makomando wa JWTZ , KDF au UPDF could have done a better job. Inaonekana operation ilikuwa 'compromised by inside information'. Jameni Mnigeria akishikwa mateka huko Ulaya na Skin heads wataruhusu makomando wetu watekeleze rescue operation. Hawa watu walitufanya watumwa na kututesa sana kisha wakatukoloni na kupora utajiri wetu. Kisha kwani huko Nigeria hakuna wajenzi hadi wazungu wafike kujenga banki.???
     
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    hujawahi kusikia Tanzania eti kuna kampuni la marekani lipo linawafundisha wanakijiji kupanda mahindi/mbegu kwenye mistari?ITS BIG JOKE. hawa wazungu wanatufanya sisi mazuzu sana.huko kweye migodi yetu mablack wanaonewa sana ,its shame kwa karne hii.
    bora kuna dada yetu yeye kachukua chake mapema juzi..ni pesa yake ya madini yetu yaliyouzwa bila shaka.
     
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