Terror group kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages after 2 months of unpaid ransom

The bodies were pictured adjacent to photos of the blindfolded captives apparently taken just before their execution.

ISIS fighters

Jihadist group, Islamic State on Wednesday said it has executed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage, for failure  of the pair's family and countries to pay the ransom it demanded for their release.

The victims were held for two months.

In the group’s English-language Dabiq magazine, graphic photos of two bloodied bodies that appeared to be Chinese hostage Fan Jinghui and Norwegian Ole-Johan Grimsgaard-Oftsad, were featured.

A stamped caption on the full-page photo read, “Executed after being abandoned by the kafir (disbeliever) nations and organisations.”

It was however not clear how they were killed, but wounds on their heads were sustained from apparent gunshot.

Jinghui and Grimsgaard-Oftsad were last featured in the magazine’s September edition, in which IS asked for an unspecified ransom for their release.

Neither that edition nor the one released on Wednesday gave details about where or when the men were captured, held or killed.

Jinghui was a 50-year-old consultant and Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, was connected with a university in Trondheim.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Army intercepts 154 rustled cows, arrests 44 collaborators in Zamfara

Police to charge arrested ESN members for murder

APC cautions members against fomenting crisis in Enugu

Health expert cautions media to stop glamourising suicide

Buhari to attend ECOWAS Mid-Year Summit in Ghana

We sacked 99 political appointees not civil servants - El-Rufai

President Buhari appoints 5 new Permanent Secretaries

How hoodlums deepened our losses during Ikeja tanker explosion— Businessman

School feeding programme addresses malnutrition in pupils – Minister