‘Heartbroken’ ICRC Asks: How Can Two Female Healthcare Workers Be Killed Back-To-Back?
The Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross has condemned the killing of the second well being employee kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Hauwa Liman was murdered on Monday, following a menace by the sect to take action.
This was regardless of ICRC’s earlier attraction to the Federal Authorities to make sure the discharge of the midwife.
In an announcement launched on Tuesday, ICRC referred to the incident as “totally devastating”.
The Federal Authorities had additionally condemned the killing, whereas stating that they did all they might to make sure her launch.
“It is totally devastating that we have now to write down that sentence,” stated ICRC’s Regional Director for Africa, Patricia Danzi.
“The Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross (ICRC) acquired info indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty. Hauwa is the second kidnapped well being employee in Nigeria to be murdered within the final month.
“The information of Hauwa’s dying has damaged our hearts. We appealed for mercy and an finish to such mindless murders. How can it’s that two feminine well being care staff had been killed back-to-back? Nothing can justify this.”
The assertion described Hauwa, 24, as “lively, turning into a midwife at an early age”.
“Individuals who knew her described her as a sociable, dynamic and enthusiastic lady who was a lot beloved by household and mates. She was really devoted to her work serving to weak ladies in her household’s dwelling space.”
Hauwa was kidnapped in an assault within the north-eastern city of Rann on March 1, along with Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Alice Loksha.
Saifura was intentionally killed on September 16, whereas Alice stays in captivity, together with Leah Sharibu, a 15-year-old scholar kidnapped by the group in a separate incident in February. Hauwa and Saifura labored in a health-care centre supported by the ICRC; Alice labored in a centre supported by UNICEF.”
“The ICRC made sustained and dedicated efforts to safe the discharge of the three health-care staff, together with a last-minute plea for mercy on Sunday to the Islamic State West Africa Province group, to no avail,” Danzi added.
“Hauwa and Saifura’s deaths should not solely a tragedy for his or her households, however they may also be felt by 1000’s of individuals in Rann and different conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria the place accessing well being care stays a problem. We urge the group holding Alice and Leah to launch them safely.”
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