UN Condemns Killing of Abducted Aid Worker in North East


By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of an aid worker and midwife, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa in Northeast Nigeria.

Ms. Hussaini, 25 years old, was abducted on March 1, 2018 in Rann town, Borno State, where she was working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, following a deadly attack by a Non-State Armed Group in which three aid workers were killed. Two other female aid workers were also kidnapped during that incident.

A statement from the Information Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator quotes Kallon, as saying that, “The killing of Ms. Hussaini, a young, dedicated and passionate midwife and humanitarian, is a cowardly, heinous and despicable act.

While he sent condolences of the UN to the family of the deceased, including her two…

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