Hauwa Leman: Boko Haram kills Red Cross staff - Local

Elias Hubbard
October 16, 2018

After the September murder of Ms Khorsa, the Boko Haram released a video threatening to kill Ms Liman and Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls abducted at Government Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State previous year. In September, a Cable reporter viewed a videotape released by ISWAP showing Ahmed on camera wearing a white hijab when she was shot from behind.

"We urge you not to kill another innocent health care worker who was doing nothing but helping the community in north-east Nigeria".

The Federal Government has said it is shocked and saddened at the killing of Hauwa Leman, another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.

ISWAP, in a short statement, said: "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".

The Cable reports that Hauwa has been executed by the group.

"However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors", information minister Mohammed said in a statement.

"The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu". Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the federal government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.

He expressed apprehension over the fate of the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and others in Boko Haram captivity.

There has been a global plea for her release.

Meanwhile, the insurgents have threatened to enslave Leah and the remaining aid worker, Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF, according to TheCable. The militants said the teenager would be kept as a slave. "Based on our doctrines, it is now lawful for us to do whatever we want to do with them".

In the audio sent to one of her male friends when she was captured in March, Leman, who spoke in Hausa, said her parents should be informed that she had been kidnapped.

Running and panting, the victim said: "We are under attack in Rann".

Onifade said, "The government could have rescued them through a military operation, negotiate for their release or use the combination of the two".

"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. That was the last that was heard from her.

At that point, a male voice ordered her to keep quiet and not to move an inch.

The audio is reproduced below.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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