Boko Haram Executes Hauwa; Leah to live as slave
The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, 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.
He thanked all the friendly governments that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women, and the clerics across religious lines who have been pleading for their release.
Boko Haram sticks with deadline: Executes another aid worker; Leah to live as slave
Look for Fatima, tell her they are taking us away—Hauwa’s last words
The Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, a faction of Boko Haram, Monday, executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, less than 24 hours after ICRC pleaded with government to avert her killing as yesterday’s deadline given by the insurgents approached.
The terrorists also promised to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as “a slave for life,” TheCable gathered.
In a short clip seen by TheCable’s correspondent, Leman was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab that has a crest symbol, and then shot her at a close range.
In September, the insurgents killed Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State in March, in a similar manner.
Leman, a 24-year-old nurse and student of Health Education at the University of Maiduguri, was in the group that was abducted.
Four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian aid workers were killed in the attack.
He commiserated with the family of the aid worker, and said the Federal Government did all within its powers to save her life.