A Boko Haram splinter group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has killed another female aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, following the expiration of its deadline to the Nigerian government.
This was confirmed on Monday by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that also disclosed the decision of the terrorists to spare the life of the lone Christian Dapchi Girl, Leah Sharibu, but to live as their ‘slave’.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, in said in a statement, confirmed that ISWAP had executed Liman, an aid worker with the ICRC.
“We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker,” Mohammed said, promising that the government will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who are still being held.
Liman, a midwife at an ICRC-supported hospital, was kidnapped along with two of her colleagues Alice Loksha, a nurse working with UNICEF, and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, another midwife who was killed in September by ISWAP while the fate of Loksha is yet unknown.
The terror group said last month that Liman and Loksha would be killed within a period of time that is due on Monday because they were apostates and that Leah Sharibu will be kept as a slave.
“We have kept our word exactly as we said, by killing another humanitarian worker, Hauwa Leman, who is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that were abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Kala Balge in March 2018,” ISWAP said in a statement published by TheCable.
“Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.”
The Nigerian government insisted it did all it could to save the aid workers and others being held.
“We kept the line of negotiations open all through,” Mohammed said.
“In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.”
The e terrorists who had promised to execute Leah Sharibu, today, October 15, 2018, has decided she will be kept alive as slave.
Sharibu is the only girl from the Dapchi school girls still in captivity because of her faith.
The Nigerian military authorities is yet to confirm the latest execution.
Credits| TheCable, Guardian