4 Things You Should Know About Slain Aid Worker, Hauwa Leman
On Monday, another aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hauwa Leman, was killed by the breakaway group of Boko Haram affiliated to Islamic State.
She was killed one month after her colleague was also murdered by the group identified as Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).
Leman and two other aid workers were abducted in March.
Here are a few things you should know about her.
1. She is 24 years and was a single Hausa girl.
2. Leman was a midwife who volunteered to work with the ICRC, going into troubled spots in northeastern part of Nigeria to alleviate people’s suffering, and was described as one of the most courageous and selfless people on the planet by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
3. She was a student
of health education at the University of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State
that is seen as the strong hold of Boko Haram.
4. Leman sent an audio to one of her male friends when she was captured in March. She spoke in Hausa, but a translation revelled that she wanted her friend to inform her parents that she had been kidnapped.
“We are under attack in Rann. They are shooting everywhere please pray for me;
please go and tell my parents that I am in trouble.
“Please, look for Fatima and tell her they are taking us away. They have entered here now…”
At that point, a male voice ordered her to keep quiet and not to move an inch, a report said.
The ICRC had pleaded for her release, asking the Nigerian government, international community and people of influence to help secure her release.
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