Breaking: Boko Haram Reportedly Kills Red Cross Worker, Give Update On Leah Sharibu




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Breaking: Boko Haram Reportedly Kills Red Cross Worker, Give Update On Leah Sharibu

A faction of the Boko haram terrorist group, the Islamic State West Africa Province has reportedly killed Hauwa Leman.

Leman was an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

TheCable reports that this occoured on Monday, October 15. The group also reportedly threatened to keep Leah Sharibu as a slave for life.

urgent appeal has been made by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), for the Nigerian government to work towards securing the release of two committed medical workers abducted in Northeastern Nigeria in early 2018.

In a statement released on the organisation’s website, it also called on communities and individuals with influence to work towards the release of the individuals.

Breaking: Boko Haram Reportedly Kills Red Cross Worker, Give Update On Leah Sharibu

the ICRC pointed out that speed and urgency are crucial; as a deadline that could result in the killing of another health-care worker is less than 24 hours away.

The organisation stated: “To the holder of these kidnapped women, ISWAP (Islamic State’s West African province group): We urge you for mercy. We urge you to not kill another innocent health care worker who was doing nothing but helping the community in north-east Nigeria.”

It pointed out that one of the abducted persons, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, worked in a hospital supported by the ICRC when she was abducted on March 1, 2018, with the second abducted person, Alice Loksha, a nurse who worked in a centre supported by UNICEF.

The head of ICRC’s operations in the Lake Chad Basin, Mamadou Sow, stated: “Hauwa and Alice are medical workers who chose to work and help vulnerable communities in Rann, an area heavily affected by violence.

“The town’s population has more than doubled because of the conflict, while most local health-care staff have fled.

These women were providing essential and life-saving services to thousands of people, displaced and resident alike. All they sought to do was to help.”

A third healthcare worker abducted alongside Hauwa and Alice – ICRC colleague Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa – was killed by her abductors in September 2018.

  Breaking: Boko Haram Reportedly Kills Red Cross Worker, Give Update On Leah Sharibu