ICRC, Amnesty International, others condemn killing of second UN aid worker

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned the killing of another aid worker by a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

In a tweet on Monday, the ICRC wrote, “We are hearing devastating reports Hauwa has been executed.

“At this stage, we don’t have confirmation this is true. We desperately hope not. We will provide an update when we have accurate information. This situation is heartbreaking, and our thoughts remain with her family”.

Human rights organization, Amnesty International also expressed sadness over the killing.

They commiserated with the family of the deceased and also called on the insurgents to immediately release remaining health workers, Leah Sharibu and all other civilians held hostage

It said, “Amnesty International is deeply concerned about yet another horrific execution of a health worker by Boko Haram one month after threatening to do so.

“Boko Haram has once again proven its brazen disregard for the sanctity of life which must not go unpunished.

“Under the International Humanitarian Law, aid workers must be protected from attack and must not under any circumstance be targeted.

“On a day like this, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased. We reiterate our call that; Boko Haram must immediately release remaining health workers, Leah Sharibu and all other civilians held hostage”.

Earlier, the Federal Government also reacted to the killing, describing it as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said the government is shocked and saddened the incident, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.

The terrorists killed Hauwa Liman after a deadline they gave to the Federal Government to meet their demands expired, online news organisation, TheCable reported on Monday.

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