Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker

Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife who was slain by Boko Haram terrorists, regretting that all efforts to save her were not fruitful.

"I join Nigerians and the global community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Liman - an aid worker with ICRC, by Boko Haram".

Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady, Hauwa Liman, on Tuesday, decried the usage of her photos in place of the aid worker, who was executed by Boko Haram. Fellow midwife Saifura Ahmed Khorsa was killed last month.

On Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for their lives to be spared as a deadline issued by the militants approached.

"We urge you not to kill another innocent health care worker who was doing nothing but helping the community in north-east Nigeria". Most of the other students were freed but the girl, who reportedly refused to convert to Islam, remains in captivity. "We desperately hope not".

"These women were providing essential and life-saving services to thousands of people, displaced and resident alike", the ICRC said.

The Nigerian information ministry, in an emailed statement on Monday, did not confirm which of the women had been killed, other than saying it was an aid worker.

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"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.

Nigeria's government announced the killing late Monday.

At the entrance to the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, a table was set up with a photo of Liman, along with a white orchid plant, a burning candle and a sign asking staff to write their condolences for her family.

The insurgents also threatened to enslave Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 110 girls abducted at the Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, 2018.

He also thanked all the friendly governments and the clerics across religious lines, that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women.

Since March 1, the ICRC has repeatedly made representations to the government of Nigeria about the abducted healthcare workers, at different levels.

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