Red Cross confirms execution of Hauwa Liman

17 October, 2018, 17:52 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Hauwa Liman

Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRS) to spare her life, Nigeria's government said late Monday.

The federal government has condemned the execution of Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

"I couldn't sleep when my nephew told me that the aid worker was killed and more devastated that my daughter would be slave for life". According to a video seen by TheCable, she was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab which has a crest symbol, and then shot at close range. Unfortunately, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa was executed in September.

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) - A second health worker held hostage in Nigeria has been murdered.

Ms Liman, Ms Khorsa and Alice Loksha, a nurse, were working with internally displaced people in Rann in Borno State, the epicentre of militant activity, when they were abducted in March.

In a statement issued by its embassy in Abuja, U.S assured Nigeria of its continuous support in the fight against terrorism.

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"We are concerned that many people in the region will not have access to medical support if the region becomes too risky for staff to operate", Aleksandra Mosimann, a spokeswoman for the ICRC, told the New York Times.

Meanwhile, previously reported that the federal government expressed shock over the killing of Hauwa Leman, a Red Cross aid worker abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.

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. "She was truly dedicated to her work helping vulnerable women in her family's home area".

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.

Leah Sharibu, a 15-year-old school student who refused to convert to Islam, was taken from her school in Dapchi in a separate abduction incident in February.

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



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