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ISWAP executes aid worker in Borno
THE ISLAMIC STATE West Africa Province, a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, has allegedly executed one of the six Action Against Hunger (AAH)’s workers abducted near Damasak town in Borno state on July 18.
ISWAP claimed the government deceived them after it reported to have opened secret negotiations with ISWAP through secret officials to ensure the release of the aid workers.
According to Ahmad Salkida, a renowned reporter of conflict and terrorism, the execution of the male aid worker was done in close range in a video clip made available to him.
“ISWAP has also threatened to execute the other remaining staff of the International Non-governmental Organization (ACF/AAH),” he tweeted.
Head of UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, Peter Ekayu earlier last month said in 10 years, 37 aid workers had lost their lives to terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria.
This recent execution raised the number of victims to thirty eight in ten years by the insurgent.
Salkida noted that the Nigerian Army declared the INGO persona non-grata last week for aiding terrorism in the region which forced the Action Against Hunger to suspend all their activities in Nigeria.
AAH insisted that they are committed to delivering neutral, impartial, independent to millions of people in Borno and that decision of the Nigerian Army without notice or explanation jeopardises the assistance they provide to the vulnerable people of the state.