The Nigerian Federal Government has expressed shock and sadness over the killing of Hauwa Leman, another aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by the terrorists, despite all actions taken to avert the shedding of blood.
The terrorists had earlier in September, kidnapped and killed similar aid worker, Saifura Khorsa.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued in London, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly.
The Minister said that nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people even as he said that the Federal Government did all within its powers to save her life.
”It is very unfortunate that it has come to this. Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.
“As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.
”We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker. However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors.”
He thanked all the friendly governments that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women, and the clerics across religious lines who have been pleading for their release.