The Boko Haram insurgents have respected their threats to execute another humanitarian worker to keep Leah Sharibu as a permanent slave for life.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, executed Hauwa Leman, a humanitarian operator of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and this was confirmed in a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable.
The executed aid worker was forced to kneel, with her hands tied in a white hijab with the symbol of a crest and then shot at close range. Leman, a 24-year-old nurse, was a student of health education at University of Maiduguri and was abducted in the attack, leaving four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian workers died.
Confirming the execution of the humanitarian worker, ISWAP 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.”