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A British hostage kidnapped last month in southern Nigeria has been killed and three others freed, the Foreign Office (FCO) has confirmed.

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Ian Squire was one of four Britons taken by suspected militants on 13 October from the oil-rich Delta area. The British High Commission and Nigerian authorities negotiated the release of Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan.

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The FCO said it had been a “traumatic time” for those involved. An FCO spokesperson said that Nigerian authorities were investigating the kidnapping, adding: “Our staff will continue to do all we can to support the families.”

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The four Britons taken hostage had all been working for a medical charity in the town of Enekorogha. Squire, an optician, had been administering free medical aid to local people.

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It is believed the group were taken at about 02:00 local time on 13 October, when suspected militants stormed a rural community they were living in. According to reports, Dr and Mrs Donovan have lived in Nigeria for the past 14 years, running a charity called New Foundations, which gives aid to remote villages in the Niger Delta.

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