President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned as heinous and despicable the killing of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, an aid worker, kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp in Borno State for internally displaced persons by Boko Haram terrorists.
The terrorists have equally threatened to harm others, including the lone Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, still in their custody.
In his reaction, President Buhari said: “The government of Nigeria strongly condemns this reprehensible and inhuman act. No religion permits the killing of the innocent. Saifura worked for the Red Cross, a humanitarian organization tirelessly working to bring succor to all the victims of violence irrespective of the sides of the conflict.”
The President sent out an appeal to Nigeria’s international partners and about everyone with an influence on the terrorists to prevail on them “to stop these acts of extreme barbarism.”
President Buhari further assured that his administration will seize every given opportunity with both hands and to use all means available to bring home all citizens held against their will by the Boko Haram terrorists.
On behalf of his family, the government and people of Nigeria, President Buhari extended condolences to the family of Saifura, the Red Red Cross and UNICEF over the loss of this selfless and hardworking mother.