Monday, 17 December, 2018

Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

Boko Haram Red Cross ISIS-linked extremists in Nigeria kill 2nd of 3 abducted health workers
Kenny Thornton | 17 October, 2018, 06:01

"Last month, the ICRC received a video showing the killing of Ms Khorsa".

The nation waited with bated breath as the deadline by ISWAP for the execution of Liman and Alice passed yesterday.

TheCable had reported how Leman was killed on Monday.

"We feel so bad and we are in doubt if she is dead or alive because we didn't expect her to be killed so suddenly", her father told Channels Television at the family home in Maiduguri, Borno State.

With negotiations between the federal government and Boko Haram breaking down, the terrorist sect made good its threat bykilling Liman just before midnight of October 15.

"President Buhari appealed to the ICRC to continue their services in Nigeria, and not give up, despite the unfortunate and painful loss of their staff", the statement said. He followed this nearly immediately with another text message: "Yes, call him (Mohammed) pls". The government had also earlier announced news of the second killing.

The executed aid worker, was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab which has a crest symbol, and then shot at a close range.

"As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through".

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I'm deeply saddened by the murder of Hauwa Leman, an ICRC aid worker, by terrorists.

While other students were released weeks after the abduction, Sharibu, the only Christian among them, was held back for refusing to convert Islam.

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the lone Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah, who is still under Boko Haram captivity said the family had surrendered everything to God.

We issue an urgent plea for their lives. So we always ask for unconditional release.

Asked to comment on government's response as the deadline drew near, Mosimann answered: "The Nigerian government has assured us of their full commitment to the resolution of the crises".

The ICRC implored the hostage takers to show "mercy" and release the employees.

According to the President, Nigeria needs the ICRC and the government will continue to do all it can to protect the staff of the organisation.

"Boko Haram must also not be encouraged to see itself as being capable of unsettling the Nigerian state through evil acts like this as it will only motivate its fighters to abduct more helpless people". "Speed and urgency are critical", it wrote.

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