A faction of Boko Haram, known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has killed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Leman together with two of her colleagues, Safiru Khorsa and Alice Loksha , were abducted by the sect members in March this year. On September 16th, the sect members executed Saifura Khorsa.
According to the Cable, a video seen by one of its reporters, showed 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.
The killing of Leman comes after the expiration of the deadline given to the Federal Government by the terrorist organisation to release Boko Haram prisoners.
Islamic State West Africa Province 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.”
Meanwhile, ISWAP in its statement said it would keep Leah Sharibu as its slave. Leah is the only Dapchi school girl that is still in the sect’s captivity following her refusal to convert from Christianity to Islam. 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 said