US reacts to killing of humanitarian workers in Borno by Boko Haram

US reacts to killing of humanitarian workers in Borno by Boko Haram

- The death of five aid workers by Boko Haram is still generating outrage

- US mission in Nigeria has described their death as a great loss

- The humanitarian workers were killed on Wednesday after their abductors demanded $500,000 ransom

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The murder of five humanitarian workers on Wednesday, July 22, in Borno state by Boko Haram still continues to generate fury and outrage from global bodies.

The United States Mission in Nigeria has expressed sadness over the development which it said came on the "backdrop of deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigerians."

In a statement by the US Mission on its website, the death of the humanitarian workers was described as a colossal loss for Nigeria and a huge setback in the fight against terrorism.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday, Boko Haram terrorists released the video showing the gruesome killing of the aid workers.

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US reacts to killing of humanitarian workers in Borno by Boko Haram

US mission in Nigeria has described the death of the humanitarian workers as a great loss. Credit: Twitter (USinNigeria).
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Their death came barely a month after they were abducted by their kidnappers in the northeast followed by the inability of the government to meet the $500,000 (N194million) ransom demanded by the terrorists.

The US described the humanitarian workers as brave people and hailed them for their selfless service and sacrifices.

"We are deeply saddened by the execution of five humanitarian workers by terrorists in Northeast Nigeria. This comes against a backdrop of deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigerians. These brave individuals dedicated their lives to easing human suffering.

"We hope that their families and colleagues can take comfort in their selfless sacrifices on behalf of others. We will remember their dedication to others," the statement read.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government says the spate of attacks in Southern Kaduna is more complicated than many critics of the government are willing to admit.

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This was made known in a statement issued by the presidency on Tuesday, July 15, as killing in the northern state continues to generate concern.

Presidency said Kaduna enjoys "comprehensive security deployments" from the troops of the Nigerian Army and Air Force but despite that, the insecurity still persists suggesting that there is more to the attacks than what people may imagine.

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