Aid Workers Execution: Zulum Mourns, Describe Victims As Heroes
Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has mourned the death of the five aid workers who were gruesomely executed by Boko Haram in course of serving humanity and described the victims as heroes.
Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said in a statement released Thursday morning, that the Governor was informed of the execution on Wednesday evening, while he was at headquarters of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abuja to discuss introduction of civil-defence volunteer programme and the deployment of more agro rangers to secure farmers in Borno State.
The insurgents had released a video which showed five blindfolded aid workers with four of them shot at close range, while one was spared even though he was also positioned for execution.
The five aid workers were abducted weeks back during a humanitarian mission to support internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Gusau noted that Governor Zulum in his absence, directed a Government delegation to immediately visit families of the aid workers to participate in funeral activities and to pay condolence visits to affected humanitarian partners through UNOCHA.
The statement also added the Governor wants fresh ideas that would be the way out of the insurgency.
Zulum also urged all stakeholders to renew commitment to ending the insurgency by being open to new ideas and applying different measures that will hasten good results”, the statement said.