Nigeria hostages, including Italian, killed in 'cold blood'
Britain's Hague denies raid was being launched11 March, 12:18
They were all abducted by al-Qaeda-linked group Ansaru in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state last month.
"No mission to rescue the hostages was taking place," Hague said. "This a just an excuse by the terrorists to justify something that cannot be justified...
"It was cold-blooded murder".