Boko Haram kills health worker, threatens to murder Leah Sharibu

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One of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, Saifura Ahmed, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, a faction of the Boko Haram sect.

The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1 which led to the killing of four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers.
One of the workers abducted, Hauwa Leman, had sent an audio to one of her friends, demanding that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.
Following the murder of Ahmed, Leman and Alice Ngaddah, a mother of two, are the ones in captivity among the three people abducted from Rann on March 1.
While the deceased worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, the survivors were staff of UNICEF.
The deceased was wearing a white hijab, as she was shot from behind.
The insurgents claimed that they had contacted government over the captives but did not get any response. They also threatened to execute Leah Sharibu over Federal Government’s long silence.
“We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood,” said a spokesman of the group who did not give his name.
“The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu.”
Sharibu is the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, kidnapped by Boko Haram in February. While 104 were subsequently released, five died in captivity.

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