British missionary kidnapped in Nigeria is shot dead for singing ‘Amazing Grace’
A British optician kidnapped in Nigeria was murdered after playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on guitar to cheer up his fellow captives.
Details of the medical charity worker’s death were initially withheld, but two of the other hostages held alongside Squire have now spoken of their horrifying ordeal.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Shirley and David Donovan explained that Squire was shot to death the day after the four Britons were captured, and just after singing a hymn.
Dr Donovan told the paper how the group’s spirits were lifted when the kidnappers returned a guitar and Mr Squire played ‘Amazing Grace’.
He told the paper: ‘It was the perfect song, and at that point things began to look not quite as bad.
‘But then, after Ian finished playing, he stood up, and a salvo of gunshots killed him instantly.