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U.S. condemns murder of ICRC health worker by Boko Haram

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The U.S. Embassy has condemned the killing of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), health worker, Hauwa Leman by Boko Haram on Monday.

The embassy in statement on Tuesday in Abuja expressed its condolence to the family of Leman and the ICRC.

”We stand in solidarity with our Nigerian partners as we work to defeat ISIS-West Africa and prevent these tragedies.

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”Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hauwa’s family, to her colleagues, and to those still suffering in captivity,” it stated.

Newsmen recall that the Boko Haram jihadists had on Monday  killed Hauwa, another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast, Nigeria.

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This is coming a month after one of her colleagues, Saifura Khorsa,  who also worked for ICRC, was murdered.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed had described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly,” and vowed to push for the release of the remaining female captives.

Three female health workers were kidnapped during a Boko Haram raid on the remote town of Rann, in Borno state, on March 1 that killed three other aid workers and eight Nigerian soldiers.

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Two of the kidnapped women, Hauwa Leman and Saifura Khorsa, worked for the ICRC  while the third, Alice Loksha, worked for the UN children’s agency, (UNICEF).


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