- President Buhari has reacted to the death of five humanitarian workers in Borno state
- The aid workers were killed by Boko Haram terrorists about a month after they were abducted
- The Nigerian president sympathised with the families of the five aid workers and restated his commitment to wiping out the insurgents
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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the murder of five staff of humanitarian agencies in Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists.
The victims were kidnapped the insurgents a month ago.
President Buhari, in a statement issued on Wednesday night, July 22, by his media aide, Garba Shehu, sympathised with the families of the five aid workers, Daily Trust reports.
The president prayed that God will comfort them for the painful loss.
He also assured the families that his government will continue to do all it can to ensure the remaining vestige of Boko Haram is wiped out completely.
President Buhari also commiserated with the State Emergency Management Agency, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, and International Rescue Committee, whose staff have suffered the gruesome fate.
The president also thanked them for their continued dedication and service to the victims of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
He assured them that security agencies in the state will work closely with their organisations to implement measures to ensure that no such kidnapping of staff occurs again.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the insurgents had demanded about $500,000 dollars ransom ((N194 million) to release the slain workers.
Before killing them, the insurgents reportedly left a message for "unbelievers and infidels", referring to the aid workers.
The terrorists threatened that they will continue to abduct aid workers until they "repent to work for them (the government)".
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“We are sending this as a very strong message to you unbelievers and infidels. And to those of you that are being used by these infidels to repent.
“You are working for them but they do not have any concern about you.
“You worked for them to achieve their goals but they are very far from your plight. They do not show you any care. Look at you now. When we kidnap you they don’t care. They show no concern.
“We are calling on all you unbelievers to repent and turn to Allah.
“We will continue to abduct you people at every road that we see you if you don’t repent to work for them. It is a warning to all of you," they threatened.
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