March 23, 2019

Murder of ICRC Worker by Boko Haram Condemned by The US

Murder of ICRC Worker by Boko Haram Condemned by The US

The United States (US) Embassy has condemned the murder of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) health worker, Hauwa Leman, by the terrorist group Boko Haram on Monday.

In a statement issued by the Abuja Office of the embassy, it reads, “We stand in solidarity with our Nigerian partners as we work to defeat ISIS-West Africa and prevent these tragedies.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hauwa’s family, to her colleagues, and to those still suffering in captivity”.

The terrorists had on Monday murdered Hauwa Leman after kidnapping her during the course of discharging her duties in Northeast Nigeria.

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The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, had described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly” and pledged to push for the release of the remaining female captives.

Three female health workers were kidnapped during a Boko Haram raid on the remote town of Rann, in Borno state, on March 1 that killed three other aid workers and eight Nigerian soldiers.

Two of the kidnapped women, Hauwa Leman and Saifura Khorsa, worked for the ICRC while the third, Alice Loksha, worked for the UN children’s agency.

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