President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of one of the six aid workers held in captivity by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Naija News reports that Boko Haram terrorists killed one of the abducted aid workers in Borno State.
It was gathered that the insurgents also threatened to execute other aid workers in its custody citing deception from the government as their reason.
The terrorists said Christians had done terrible things to Muslims by killing their women and children and eating their flesh. They vowed to revenge.
The execution was carried out by ISWAP, a splinter of Boko Haram which has been growing in power and influence in north-eastern Nigeria.
The aid worker killed is one of the six aid workers kidnapped by the terrorists about two months ago.
Reacting in a statement to newsmen, Buhari demanded the relased of all aid workers held by the insurgents.
“The President condemns the gruesome murder of aid workers, who had made sacrifices and risked their lives to provide succour for traumatised people.”
He urged “humanitarian organisations not to be discouraged by the cowardly acts of terrorists.
“President Buhari notes that the humanitarian spirit of aid workers had impacted greatly on the operations in the North-East, appreciating them for all the sacrifices.
“The President called for the release of all those taken hostage by bandits and terrorists across the country, and beyond.
“President Buhari assures all humanitarian workers, especially those in the North-East, and citizens held in captivity that his administration will intensely pursue and ensure their freedom by using every possible means at the disposal of the government.”