US Condemns killing of humanitarian workers by Boko Haram

The U.S. Government has condemned the killings of five humanitarian aid workers by the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist in Nigeria.

The Public Affairs Department of the U.S Embassy in Abuja made the condemnation while commiserating with the victim’s families in a statement on Thursday.

Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday released a 35-minute video as they executed five humanitarian workers abducted about a month ago along Maiduguri/Monguno road.

They killed the aid workers after a failed negotiation in which they demanded 500,000 dollars for their release.

“We are deeply saddened by the execution of five humanitarian workers in Nigeria’s Northeast.

“This comes against the backdrop of the deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigeria.

“These great individuals dedicated their lives to easing human sufferings.

“We hope that their families and colleagues can take comfort in their selfless sacrifice on behalf of others.

“We will remember their dedication to others.”

The executed persons include; staff of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Action Against Hunger, Rich International, International Rescue Committee, and a private security guard.

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