A faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has issued another ultimatum hours after executing Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), abducted in March this year.
The jihadists killed Hauwa Leman after a deadline they gave to the Federal Government to meet their demands expired.
According to TheCable, in a clip of the execution, ISWAP aid, “We have kept our word exactly as we said, by killing another humanitarian worker, Hauwa Leman, who is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that were abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Kala Balge in March 2018.
“Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.”
The Federal Government has condemned the killing which comes less than a month after the terrorists murdered another aid worker – Saifura Ahmed – who was abducted along with Hauwa and another of their colleagues.
In a statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly.
“It is very unfortunate that it has come to this,” he decried. “Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.”
Meanwhile, the insurgents have threatened to enslave Leah Sharibu and the remaining aid worker, Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF.