The Presidency has condemned the latest video released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, showing some abducted humanitarian aid workers.
Naija News recalls that the video that was earlier released by the terrorists, showed the humanitarian workers calling on the government and Nigerians to rescue them from their captors.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu made the condemnation in a statement obtained by Naija News in Abuja.
Shehu in his statement said that the latest video has created urgency for the security agencies, especially the secret service, to ensure the immediate release of those held captive by terrorist groups.
In his words, Shehu said; “The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers, held captive.
“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Besides these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others.
“These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.
“Government is making contacts in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals. Government is working.’’
In the video that had since gone viral, Naija News understands that a lady among the six abducted aid workers also called on the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Federal Government and Nigerians to come to their rescue.