BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped German killed in JTF raid - Source

Date: 31-05-2012 9:37 am (12 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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A top security source has told Daily Trust that a German, Raufach Edgar, who was kidnapped in Kano on January 26 this year was killed by his captors this morning before he could be rescued by men of the JTF.



The JTF had conducted a raid at Danbare area opposite the new campus of Bayero University Kano this morning after tracing the kidnapped German to the hideout where he was being held but the captors killed him before the JTF could apprehend them.

The raid is still ongoing and sporadic shootings are still being heard by residents who are all trapped within their homes and unable to go to work. A military helicopter is also still hovering overhead, providing aerial support to the forces on the ground.

The JTF is to brief the press soon on the incident.

Raufach Edgar was until his kidnap working with Dantata and Sawoe construction company. He was abducted  by two gun men around 8 am on January 26 along the Zaria - Kano expressway were his company is located.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb connection

On March 27, a Mauritanian and four other men were arrested in Kano over the January kidnapping. Four of the suspects were arrested in a raid on a supermarket owned by the Mauritanian, while the fifth was held in a separate raid.

“Guns and a laptop were recovered in the store and the documents found in the computer, including an AQIM operation manual, showed that the suspects are linked to AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) and were involved in the kidnap of the German engineer in January,” one of the sources said in describing the supermarket raid.

AQIM has also disclosed through a private news agency in Mauritania a week before the raid that it was holding the German and that it wanted to swap him for a jailed Muslim woman.

A video obtained by the agency, ANI, showed Raupach, his hands tied behind his back, surrounded by masked gunmen. In the video he called on his "parents, friends and German public opinion" to convince Berlin to "bring an end to the torture of our Muslim sister", adding that only her liberation will save his life.

AQIM warned that any attempt to rescue Raupach will lead to his death, as happened in the case of Italian engineer Franco Lamolinara and British colleague Chris McManus, killed earlier this month during a failed rescue bid by Nigerian forces.

A source, speaking of the Mauritanian, said “he turned the upper floor of his store into a hideout where he housed his three Nigerian accomplices.”

Germany responds

A release said to be authorised by the German Embassy in Abuja and published as an advert in Daily Trust on May 11, 2012 claimed the German woman in question, had been released.

The woman, Filiz Gelowicz, who had converted to Islam and now bears the name Uma Saifullah Al-Ansariya, was released two weeks ago, according to the advert.



The publication announcing the release of the jailed German woman said, “100 days missing. Your sister Uma Saifullah Al-Ansariya (Filiz Gelowicz) is free since two weeks. When do you release our brother Edgar?? His friends are waiting for him…”

Edgar’s photo was placed by the side of the text of the advert, which also contained a message in Arabic apparently meant to inform the kidnappers of the release of Gelowicz.


Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:37 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- zeigbo at 31-05-2012 09:40 AM (12 years ago)
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Hei Nawaoooooo

Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:40 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- lanudja at 31-05-2012 09:46 AM (12 years ago)
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Another one again Huh? Why naa Huh? Angry Angry
Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:46 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- watnico at 31-05-2012 09:54 AM (12 years ago)
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9ja boys take it easy money go come when the time reach not by killing
Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:54 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bachelorette at 31-05-2012 09:55 AM (12 years ago)
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Anoda diplomatic row? 1st, wif Briton, den Italian and now German. wch way Naija?

Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:55 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onlyGodknows at 31-05-2012 09:58 AM (12 years ago)
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Terrible, RIP guy, I don't even know what visitors are still doing in the north.
Posted: at 31-05-2012 09:58 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bettygirls at 31-05-2012 10:05 AM (12 years ago)
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quick way to getting rich and beeing called a big boy. RIp
Posted: at 31-05-2012 10:05 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dizhadah at 31-05-2012 10:21 AM (12 years ago)
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RIP Sad
Posted: at 31-05-2012 10:21 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jban at 31-05-2012 10:42 AM (12 years ago)
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Abeg leave naija out of this... Them dey kill all in the name of religion.Na God tell them to kill. Dey will kill innocent people and still call ALLAH WAKUBAR....Which kind of religion is that? God will judge u pple.
Posted: at 31-05-2012 10:42 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- omoiya1 at 31-05-2012 10:46 AM (12 years ago)
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Boko Haram again......shey una no dey tired, una no go Abuja to kidnap all the corrupt politicians na white man wey no know anything na him una com kill.
Posted: at 31-05-2012 10:46 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- arsenal123 at 31-05-2012 10:53 AM (12 years ago)
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WAHALA DEY OOOOOOOOOO....
Posted: at 31-05-2012 10:53 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- patbest at 31-05-2012 11:00 AM (12 years ago)
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Let wait n see the d reaction of the Italians who do not joke with their citizen
Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:00 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lovecommander at 31-05-2012 11:00 AM (12 years ago)
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AT THIS PRESENT STAGE OF BOKO HARAM WAHALA, THERE IS STILL AN EXPAT. AT THE NORTH. WHAT KIND OF WORK IS HE DOING THERE?
Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:00 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- HOPEA23 at 31-05-2012 11:03 AM (12 years ago)
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Why the killing?

Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:03 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- victormorgan at 31-05-2012 11:07 AM (12 years ago)
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I beg Make una take am easy oh,he who kill by sword go surely die by sword.
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- Neglito at 31-05-2012 11:33 AM (12 years ago)
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How can we attract foreign investors. These BOKO HARAM guys are killing our country NIGERIA.
Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:33 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lekan22 at 31-05-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Treasure2 at 31-05-2012 11:49 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: victormorgan on 31-05-2012 11:07 AM
I beg Make una take am easy oh,he who kill by sword go surely die by sword.
Gbam.
Posted: at 31-05-2012 11:49 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- exever100 at 31-05-2012 12:12 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: victormorgan on 31-05-2012 11:07 AM
I beg Make una take am easy oh,he who kill by sword go surely die by sword.
COME OO...U B MAN OR WOMAN?DIS UR PIC D CONFUSE ME
Posted: at 31-05-2012 12:12 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- segknight at 31-05-2012 12:53 PM (12 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 31-05-2012 12:53 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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