Oct 16, 2018

A second aid worker who was hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian government said.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people.”

Hauwa Mohammed Liman was kidnapped alongside two International Red Cross Society (ICRC) aid workers seized by a faction of Boko Haram in March this year during an attack on a military facility.

She was working in a hospital supported by ICRC in a displacement camp in the remote town of Rann outside Maiduguri in Borno State.

One of them, Saifura Hussaini Khorsa, 25, was executed last month by the militants.