Boko Haram Fufills Promise; A Light Has Gone Out

Hauwa Leman, a 24 year old midwife and student of health education undergraduate at the University of Maiduguri, who was abducted by the treacherous terrorist group popularly known as Boko Haram has been murdered.  She was abducted on the 4th of February  in Rann, a town in Kala Balge local government area of Borno state.  She released a video imploring people to tell  her parents that she was in trouble and prayers should be offered on her behalf.

“We are under attack in Rann. They are shooting everywhere please pray for me; please go and tell my parents that I am in trouble.”

Four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian aid workers were also  killed in the attack, Leman was consequently captured after the attack.

Toafic Toure, ICRC operational communication delegate, Maiduguri sub-delegation, had on Sunday pleaded with the federal government to avert Leman’s killing as the Monday deadline  given by the insurgents was  approaching.

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, finally  carried out its threat on Monday 15 th of October and murdered the Leman.

The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as “a slave for life”,

In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of The Cable, Leman was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab which has a crest symbol, and then shot at a close range.

In September 2018, the insurgent group killed Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, in March 2018, in a similar manner.

 

ISWAP, in a short statement, said: “We have kept our word exactly as we said, by killing another humanitarian worker, Hauwa Leman, who is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that were abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Kala Balge in March 2018.

“Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.

“If we see them, we will kill the apostates among them, men or women, and chose to kill or keep the infidels as slaves, men or women.

 

 

The group said in the statement that Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF, will also be kept as a slave.

“From today”, ISWAP said, Sharibu, 15, and Ngaddah, a mother of two, “are now our slaves”.

“Based on our doctrines, it is now lawful for us to do whatever we want to do with them,” the group further said.

Reacting to Hauwa’s death, Saraki in a post on his Twitter page condemned the murder.

“I join Nigerians and the international community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Leman- an aid worker with @ICRC, by Boko Haram.

“Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.

Nigerians  as a nation mourn deeply for the loss of Leema and hope that actions will be taken to put an end to this fastidious religious group and also hope that those that are being held captive will be released soon. Rest in peace Hauwa Leman this world was too good for you.

 

 

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