Red Cross
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The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has condemned in strong terms the killing of aid workers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.

The aid workers were abducted by terrorists in July 2019 on their way to a remote community in the North-East to provide humanitarian support to victims of Boko Haram violence.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Muhammad Ibrahim, in a statement in Kaduna, said the Forum was shocked by the sad news of yet another killing of four aid workers, including a woman, by the Boko Haram terrorists.

It would be recalled that sometimes last year, two female aid workers with International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, were abducted by the terrorists during an attack on the military base in Rann, Borno State.

He said the recent act of the terrorists was barbaric, inhuman and totally against the tenets of Islam and humanity. According to him, the killing is clear desecration of Islam, which preaches sacred inviolability of the individual.

The Forum also called on Federal Government to review its negotiation strategy with the terrorists and ensure that all kidnapped persons still in the captivity of the Boko Haram, including Leah Sharibu and the Chibok girls are rescued and released to their families.