Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

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The federal government has condemned the execution of Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

Two of the kidnapped women, Hauwa Liman and Saifura Khorsa, worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), while the third, Alice Loksha, worked for the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF. Unfortunately, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa was executed in September.

Boko Haram militants have killed a female aid worker held by the group since March, the Nigerian government has confirmed.

"We are a humanitarian organization so we can not enter into such kind of negotiations. That was the plea", Danzi said.

More than 27,000 people have been killed in northeast Nigeria since the Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009, while almost two million others remain homeless due to the conflict.

Liman's father, Mohammed Liman, told Reuters that his daughter wanted to serve humanity, which was why she opted for a remote area like Rann.

But her distraught father in a television interview yesterday said: "I am not sure whether they have done it or not, up till now".

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The ICRC helps 80,000 mainly displaced people in the northeastern town of Rann.

In a tweet, Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari said his government "did everything possible" to try to save Liman, adding "it is tragic and regrettable that all our efforts were unsuccessful".

He thanked all the friendly governments that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women, and the clerics across religious lines who have been pleading for their release.

"It's utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence", the ICRC said in a statement, calling the killing "a despicable act of cruelty". She was a young lady who selflessly dedicated her life to serving humanity, as a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Liman, 24, worked as a midwife at a government health-care center funded by the ICRC. One major rift saw the group blamed for the recent deaths split from that led by Boko Haram's veteran leader, Abubakar Shekau, after arguments over his indiscriminate targeting of civilians in raids and suicide bombings.

"In view of the current atmosphere in Nigeria, the Global Amnesty Watch appeals to every stakeholder in the country not to exploit the grief of Hauwa's family as this will be most unkind to them at a trying time like this".

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