- The humanitarian worker gunned down by a Nigerian soldier in Borno state has been identified as Alem Muluseta
- According to report, the now deceased aid worker until her death was an official of Medicine de Monde (DM)
- One of her friend who paid tribute to her insinuated that the soldier responsible for the death has mental issues
She was an official of Medicine de Monde (DM) who came from Ethiopia.
In a tribute, one of her colleagues said she worked in another humanitarian agency before joining DM.
Sylvester Joseph, a Facebook user, wrote:
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“The ugly incident that happened in Damboa yesterday in Borno State is a blow to the entire humanitarian community, as an aid worker you have sacrificed a lot for humanity. Mrs Alem Muluseta, you will be missed surely my former human resources coordinator at Premiere Urgency International and presently with Medeci de Monde; I sincerely sympathize with immediate family… Rest well Mrs Alem we will surely miss you.”
Insinuating that the soldier who killed the aid worker had mental instability, Joseph wrote, “All I say mental health should be taken seriously in this part of the world so such eventuality will not repeat itself anymore.”
Meanwhile, Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has also sent a condolence letter to the United Nations following the killing of Alem.
Zulum addressed the letter to the UN’s resident representative in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the incident that happened in Damboa yesterday (Thursday). My condolence goes to the family of Mrs Alem Muluseta, her colleagues at Medicine de Monde (DM), the whole Humanitarian Community and the United Nations, who continually make huge sacrifices to support our people”.
“My condolence also goes to the families of gallant soldiers who lost their lives in trying to restrain the perpetrator.”
“This was a sad isolated incidence, the like of which we have not seen before, and which may not be unconnected with the mental health of the soldier involved.”
Fresh tension erupts as gunmen kill ex-commission, brother, 2 others in top southeast state
Meanwhile, Chief Gab Onuzulike, a former commissioner for rural development in Enugu state and 3 other persons have been gunned down by unknown gunmen.
The incident happened on Friday, November 19, at the Oji River local government and Aguikpa community in the Nkanu East council areas.
According to reports, the deceased were returning from a burial ceremony before the gunmen ambushed them.