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After Singing 'Amazing Grace' to Cheer Up His Fellow Captives, This Kidnapped Christian Missionary was Suddenly Martyred

Leah Marieann Klett : Nov 28, 2017 : GospelHerald.com

"It was the perfect song, and at that point things began to look not quite as bad..." -David Donovan, Missionary

[GospelHerald.com] Ian Squire, a 57-year-old optician, was killed instantly after being shot multiple times by one of the gunmen that abducted the four-member missionary team from their clinic in the country's southern Delta state on October 13, The Telegraph reports. (Photo: Ian Squire (center) 57, was among four Christian missionaries seized by a gang during a raid in the early hours of October 13 in the country's southern Delta state/DailyMail/via GospelHerald.com)

Missionaries Shirley and David Donovan recalled how the gunman—a member of the "Egbesu Boys," a cult-like gang named after an ancient war god—opened fire after Squire had finished singing the hymn, written by 18th-century slave trader-turned-preacher John Newton.

"It was the perfect song, and at that point things began to look not quite as bad," David said. "But then, after Ian finished playing, he stood up, and a salvo of gunshots killed him instantly."

The couple said that while they didn't see the shooter, it was clear one of the kidnappers was responsible...

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