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Boko Haram threatens to kill kidnapped aid workers within 24 hours – ICRC

Valentine Chinyem



The remaining two International Red Cross Society (ICRC) aid workers kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram during an attack on a military base in Rann, Borno State, may be executed, the Red Cross has said.

According to the Red Cross, the aid workers are in dire need of the Nigerian Government right now, their situation is “critical.”

While speaking to CNN, the ICRC spokesman in Nigeria, Aleksandra Matijevic Mosimann, said they received an ultimatum from the terrorist sect on September 16, same day they issued a threat against kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu.

Mosimann said the ICRC does not negotiate with terrorists but Boko Haram had reached out to them through “credible sources,” about the deadline.
“We don’t know the exact hour, but we have information from credible sources about this ultimatum after they killed one of our aid workers last month. That is why we have issued a public plea to the Nigerian government for their release,” Mosimann said.

It will be recalled that Saifura Hussaini Khorsa, 25, was kidnapped in March this year Hauwa Mohammed Liman and Alice Loksha in Rann during the raid.

However, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa was killed by the sect few weeks after she was kidnapped. She was shot in the back, according to a report which also noted that the Nigerian government ignored messages and audios the sect sent showing that the aid workers were still alive.