President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with the family of Ms Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker who was executed yesterday by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Hauwa was the second aid worker after Saifura Khorsa to be executed by the sect. Saifura was killed in September.
The two were abducted by the sect at an Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, in 2017.
Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl, is still under Boko Haram captivity months after her classmates were released. She was held back by the terrorists for her decision not to denounce Christianity for Islam.
According to report, another aid worker is still with the group.
President Buhari called Mr. Mohammed Liman, the father of late Hauwa, on phone. He commiserated with Hauwa’s family and assured her father that the Nigerian government did everything possible to save his daughter’s life, expressing sadness that despite the efforts the group still killed her.
Buhari further expressed regret that Hauwa who was committed to helping victims of the Boko Haram insurgency ended in such a gruesome way.
Mr. President also spoke with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to condole them on the loss of their staff. He further said that he hope the ICRC would not abandon Nigeria over the incident because the country needs the Red Cross, assuring that the government would do everything possible to ensure the protection of their aid workers.
“The President commended the ICRC for the great work they had been doing in Nigeria by providing healthcare services to victims of insurgency in some of the most affected areas.
“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,” Buhari said.