The Nigerian Medical Association has condemned the killing of the second health worker Hauwa Liman who has been in captivity since her abduction with two others by Boko Haram sect on Monday 15th October 2018.
In a statement signed by the Publicity secretary of the group, Dr Obitade Obimakinde,
hinted that Hauwa’s killing is a despicable act which has a devastating effect on humanity.
“We learnt that Hauwa Liman was murdered following a threat by the Boko Haram sect to do so despite appeals from very many organisations and the government.
She is the second abducted humanitarian health worker to be murdered in Nigeria within the last one month”
“We equally condemn the incessant killing of innocent souls by the Boko Haram sect. The NMA therefore sympathizes with the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] and the family of the deceased at this difficult time”
NMA note the response of the Federal Government, while condemning the killing , also admonish the government to step up in the areas of security of lives and property.
“The lives of those offering humanitarian services across the country should be protected Adequate and proactive security measures would have prevented the needless act of terrorism and kidnapping embarked upon by the dreaded Boko Haram sect”
The NMA further called on the Federal government to do everything within its capacity to ensure the release of all the other captives of Boko Haram which include Alice Loksha, the remaining health worker in captivity and Leah Sharibu, a 15 year old student abducted by the group in a separate incident in February.
Hauwa aged 24 years, was a midwife who has been involved in humanitarian services since she became a midwife. She had been abducted since 1st March 2018 in the north-eastern town of Rann, alongside two other aid workers, Saifura Hussaini and Alice Loksha. Saifura was killed on 16th September while Hauwa and Alice remained in captivity until last Monday when Hauwa was murdered.