Buhari condemns murder of Red Cross staff by Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Saifura Hussaini Khorsa, a Red Cross aid worker, by the Boko Haram terrorists.

Khorsa was kidnapped alongside two others about six months ago at the Rann camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno by Boko Haram terrorists.

The president in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday described the killing of aid worker as heinous and despicable.

The statement read: “The government of Nigeria strongly condemns this reprehensible and inhuman act. No religion permits the killing of the innocent.

“Saifura worked for the Red Cross, a humanitarian organisation tirelessly working to bring succour to all the victims of violence irrespective of the sides of the conflict.

“The President, therefore, appealed to Nigeria’s international partners and everyone with an influence on the terrorists to prevail on them “to stop these acts of extreme barbarism.

“Buhari further assured that his administration would seize “every given opportunity, with both hands and to use all means available to bring home all citizens being held against their will by the Boko Haram terrorists.

“The President, on behalf of his family, the government and people of Nigeria extends condolences to the family of Saifura, the Red Cross and UNICEF over the loss of the “selfless and hardworking mother.’’