Saraki Condemns Killing of Second UN Aid Worker

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has condemned the killing of another UN aid worker, Hauwa Leman, by Boko Haram terrorists.

In a tweet on Monday, he said himself and members of the Senate are committed to finding lasting solutions to the killings in the country.

“I join Nigerians and the international community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Leman- an aid worker with @ICRC, by Boko Haram.

“As I said on the 18th of September 2018, humanitarian workers, who go into troubled spots to alleviate people’s suffering are some of the most courageous and selfless people on the planet. They are #NotATarget.

“My colleagues and I in the Nigerian Senate remain committed to continuing working with our Armed Forces to find a lasting solution to these senseless killings by insurgents and improve our security infrastructure,” the Senate President said.

The terrorists killed Hauwa Leman on Monday, after a deadline they gave to the Federal Government to meet their demands expired.

Her death comes about a month after her colleague, Saifura Ahmed, was also killed.

She worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and was abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Borno State in March 2018, along with Saifura and one other colleague.

The terrorists have also threatened to enslave the remaining aid worker, Alice Ngaddah, who works with UNICEF, as well as Leah Sharibu.

Leah is the only one out of the 110 girls abducted at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018, who is still in captivity.

She was held back by the terrorists for refusing to renounce her faith.

Various individuals and groups across the country have condemned the incident and demanded the release and safe return of all others in captivity, including some of the Chibok school girls abducted in 2014.


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