Buhari: Killing Of Aid Worker Khorsa Is Heinous And Despicable
It is a sad moment for the Red Cross right now.
This is as a result of the death of one of its members, a midwife, Ms Saifura Hussaini Khorsa, kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno by Boko Haram.
She was shot by her abductors.
After her death, which was made public by the terrorist group, President Muhammadu Buhari condemned and described the killing as heinous and despicable.
The president made the condemnation in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.
The terrorists have equally threatened to harm others, including the remaining Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, still in their custody.
'Prevail On Them To Stop'
In his reaction, President Buhari said: “The government of Nigeria strongly condemns this reprehensible and inhuman act. No religion permits the killing of the innocent.
“Saifura worked for the Red Cross, a humanitarian organisation tirelessly working to bring succour to all the victims of violence irrespective of the sides of the conflict".
The President, therefore, appealed to Nigeria’s international partners and everyone with an influence on the terrorists to prevail on them “to stop these acts of extreme barbarism.”
Buhari further assured Nigerians that his administration would seize “every given opportunity, with both hands and to use all means available to bring home all citizens being held against their will by the Boko Haram terrorists".
The President, on behalf of his family, the government and people of Nigeria extended condolences to the family of Saifura, the Red Red Cross and UNICEF over the loss of the “selfless and hardworking mother.’
The last time words were heard from Miss Sharibu, she was begging the government to come to her aid and rescue her.
President Buhari had months ago said the government was willing to do anything it takes to bring back any Nigerian in their captivity.
The terrorists group had in the latest publication on the killing of the aid worker made some demands which included the release of its members in custody and threatened to kill the Dapchi girl.
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