Boko Haram executes Hauwa Leman, Red Cross nurse, says Leah Sharibu will be ‘a slave for life’

A Boko Haram faction group, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as “a slave for life”, according to a report in TheCable.

In a short clip seen by the online publication, Leman was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab which has a crest symbol, and then shot at close range.

ISWAP, in a short statement, said: “We have kept our word exactly as we said, by killing another humanitarian worker, Hauwa Leman, who is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that were abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Kala Balge in March 2018.

“Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.

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“If we see them, we will kill the apostates among them, men or women, and chose to kill or keep the infidels as slaves, men or women.”

ISWAP has also threatened to keep Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi school girl as a slave.

The group said in the statement that Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF, will also be kept as a slave.

“From today”, ISWAP said, Sharibu, 15, and Ngaddah, a mother of two, “are now our slaves”.

“Based on our doctrines, it is now lawful for us to do whatever we want to do with them.”

The insurgent group had earlier in September killed Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, in March 2018, in a similar manner.

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Leman, a 24-year-old midwife and student of health education at the University of Maiduguri, was in the group that was abducted.

The ICRC had on Sunday pleaded with the federal government to avert Leman’s killing as the Monday deadline given by the insurgents approached.