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We Did All We Could To Save Aid Worker Hauwa Liman – Lai Mohammed

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has expressed sadness over the killing of one of the abducted aid workers, Hauwa Leman, by a faction of Islamists sect, Boko Haram.

The government said despite “actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman,” the sect still executed her.

In a statement issued in London on Monday by Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, he said nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people.

He said the Federal government expresses regrets and shares in the pain of thr aid workers families, while assuring that it would do all within its power to save the life of those still being held by the sect.

His words: “It is very unfortunate that it has come to this. Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.

“As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.

“We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker. However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors.”

More so, he thanked all the friendly governments that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women, and the clerics across religious lines who have been pleading for their
release.

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