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Monday 17 September 2018

Boko Haram kills health worker who was abducted in Borno State seven months ago

Boko Haram terrorists have killed one of the health workers kidnapped from Kala-Balge, Borno State. Saifura Khorsa, a 25-year-old midwife with the International Committee of Red Cross was kidnapped along with two other health workers in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State in March this year.

Reacting to the development, Red Cross condemned the killing of Saifura Husseini Ahmed, who was abducted in Rann, Borno State, on March 1, 2018. Ahmed was shot from behind by a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

In August, the three health workers begged Pres. Buhari to rescue them from captivity, saying Boko Haram had given them the “final warning”.

The insurgents claimed that they had contacted government over the captives but did not get any response. “We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood. The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu,” said a spokesman of the group in the execution video.

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