Following the killing of an health worker by Boko haram and the threat on Leah Sharibu, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned and described the act as heinous and despicable.
He expressed expressed concern over the threat of the group to harm others, including Leah Sharibu, the lone Dapchi school girl, still in custody.
The killed aid worker was Saifura Khorsa Ahmed, who worked for the Red Cross as a midwife. She was one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State six months ago by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram..
According to The Cable, the insurgents had threatened to kill those in its custody over what it described as slow response from government.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari pledged his commitment to rescuing all captives.
“The government of Nigeria strongly condemns this reprehensible and inhuman act. No religion permits the killing of the innocent,” he said.
“Saifura worked for the Red Cross, a humanitarian organisation tirelessly working to bring succor to all the victims of violence irrespective of the sides of the conflict.’’
The president, therefore, appealed to Nigeria’s international partners and everyone with an influence on the sect to prevail on it “to stop these acts of extreme barbarism.”
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