Has Leah Sharibu been killed as claimed by aid worker?

27 Juillet, 2019, 00:14 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Abducted Action Aid workers speak from-captivity

Action Against Hunger confirmed Grace's identity as well as three health workers and two drivers who went missing following the July 18 attack.

The driver of the vehicle is reported to have been killed.

"The Nigerian government should please do something to see that we are released because this has occurred before... some ladies were caught, Hauwa and Ziphora, they also asked to be released but because Nigeria did not do anything about it, they were killed".

It has repeatedly attacked military bases and previously targeted aid workers in northeast Nigeria.

Surrounded by five men believed to be her colleagues, the woman says her name is Grace, and calls on the Nigerian government and global community to intervene. Behind them is a sheet with the logo of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.

No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, but sources told the Reuters news agency it was carried out by hard line fighters.

Two main armed groups operate in the region: Boko Haram, which is aligned to al-Qaeda, and a Boko Haram splinter group known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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"On our way going back to Damasak, by Kinnari Chamba ward in Damasak we were caught by this army called the Khalifa". "We don't know where we are". But this minute, this moment I want to beg on my Christian Association of Nigeria because I am the only Christian amongst six of us here.

It killed a kidnapped aid worker nine months ago. Khorsa, a midwife, was killed in September.

It said, "Boko Haram sect sometimes in April this year reportedly kidnapped a National Youth Service Corps member, Abraham Amuta and a cleric with Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), identified as Pastor Moses Oyeleke in Borno State".

Sharibu was abducted alongside over 100 schoolgirls from their boarding school.Most of the students were released after four weeks.

The Nigerian Government, in its recent reassuring commitment, said it will secure the release of the remaining girls "by peace or by force".

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has described as disturbing a new video released by Boko Haram, showing captives calling for urgent action to secure their release.

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