Nigeria police arrest two suspects over abduction of Britons and kill third
Two suspects in the abduction of four British missionaries in Nigeria have been arrested while a third was killed in a shoot-out.
State police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka said on Thursday that the suspects were arrested in Nigeria's oil hub of Warri on Wednesday.
The Britons were working for a Christian medical charity providing free services to residents living near isolated Niger Delta creeks when they were kidnapped in mid-October.
UK authorities have said three of the missionaries were released, but the fourth - Ian Squire - was killed.
Kidnappings for ransom are common in Nigeria.
A number of high-profile abductions have been carried out by militants in the Niger Delta region and by the Islamist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.