US based Northern Nigerian advocate wants abducted aid workers released
A Northern Nigerian community advocate based in the United States Magnafaith Krimi has expressed her displeasure and condemned the murder of an aid worker by Boko Haram militia in Borno State.
Krimi, in a statement, sent condolences to go to family, friends and Nigeria on the murder of the aid worker.
The aid was kidnapped along with five others in July and was killed by a faction of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast.
The aid worker was a staff of Action Against Hunger.
A Nigerian conflict journalist Ahmad Salkida said the aid worker was killed because the Nigerian government deceived ISWAP.
Krimi lament the persistent tragedy that befell humanitarian, aid workers and medical professionals who sacrifice themselves to help relief hurting communities being victims of insecurity in Nigeria.
“Scores of women and children have been kidnapped on highways and held captive for days as their loved ones scramble for donations and loan for ransom,” Krimi said.
The northern Nigeria advocate, however, called “for the unconditional release of the remaining members of the Action Against Hunger team still being held captive by the Boko Haram militia.”
Krimi expressed confidence in Nigeria’s armed forces to prosecute the perpetrators of the attacks and deaths to prevent economic disaster for foreign and local investors in the country.
“While it is nice to say we must emphasize encouragement and positive solutions within our conflict zones and that yes, we must not give up,” Krimi said.