The Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a humanitarian worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said: “the killing of aid workers represents a new low by Boko Haram insurgents”.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, the young 25-year old female international aid worker who was abducted and killed by Boko Haram.
“Such horrific actions have no place in Nigeria. I join all Nigerians and the international community in condemning this killing in the strongest possible terms.
“The killing of aid workers, who choose to go into troubled spots, both in Nigeria and around the world, represents a new low by the insurgents as humanitarian workers are some of the most courageous and selfless people on the planet.”
Saraki called for immediate action by the military to ensure that Leah Sharibu and the other two Red Cross workers still in Boko Haram’s captivity were released.
“Additionally, the continued abduction of the late Saifura’s ICRC colleagues, Hauwa and Alice, by the militants, alongside the captivity of the young Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, must end.
“I call on our brave servicemen and women on the front lines, to do all that they can and employ every God-given resource that is available to us, to rescue Leah Sharibu and the ICRC humanitarian workers.
“We will continue to support the government to ensure that peace and security are restored in the North-East,” the president of the Senate said.