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Boko Haram executes another aid worker in Nigeria

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), The Cable newspaper is reporting.

 

Hausa Leman
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Hauwa Mohammed Liman and Alice Loksha went to Rann to help victims of terror. Liman and Loksha worked as nurses, helping to deliver babies and provide basic services.

On Sept. 16, another aid worker, Saifura Khorsa, a 25-year-old nurse with the international Red Cross group, was executed by the faction.

The calamitous sect said they intend to keep as slave Leah Sharibu, a Christian student who refused to convert to Islam and was seized in February.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has expressed shock and saddened at the killing, despite the

actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.

In a statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people.

”It is very unfortunate that it has come to this. Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.

”As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.

”We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker. However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors,” the Minister said.

 

 

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