Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the killing of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff Saifura Ahmed by Boko Haram.
Saifura was abducted alongside two other aid workers. She was killed by Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) a breakaway faction of Boko Haram.
The ICRC Africa confirmed this and also issued a statement to that effect.
"Today is a very sad day for us. It’s a very sad day for the family of Saifura.
One of our midwives who worked in Nigeria, Saifura was brutally executed last night. We are in shock.
She was dedicated to her job. A mother of two kids. She leaves behind a husband, a big family." pic.twitter.com/wngBmrYWjt
— ICRC Africa (@ICRC_Africa) September 17, 2018
In his statement, Bukola Saraki said;
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa — the young 25-year old female international aid worker who was abducted and killed by Boko Haram.
Such horrific actions have no place in Nigeria. I join all Nigerians and the international community in condemning this killing in the strongest possible terms.
The killing of aid workers, who choose to go into troubled spots, both in Nigeria and around the world, represents a new low by the insurgents, as humanitarian workers are some of the most courageous and selfless people on the planet.
Additionally, the continued abduction of the late Saifura’s ICRC colleagues, Hauwa and Alice, by the militants, alongside the captivity of the young Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, must end.
I call on our brave servicemen and women on the frontlines to do all that they can to protect the aid workers on the ground and employ every God-given resource that is available to us to rescue Leah Sharibu and the ICRC humanitarian workers.
We will continue to support the government in every way possible, to ensure that peace and security are restored in the North-east and across the nation.”