Red Cross threatens to leave Nigeria following killing of aide worker, Hauwa Liman

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stated that it has plans to leave turbulent areas in Nigeria. The regional director of the international humanitarian agency, Patricia Danzi, disclosed the plans on the 16th of October during an interview.

This is coming few days after one of their workers, Hauwa Liman, got abducted and killed by a faction of Boko Haram terrorists.

The organization also revealed why they didn’t pay a ransom money to rescue Hauwa Liman.

“When health care workers are captured or abducted there is always a demand. We are a humanitarian organisation so we cannot enter into such kind of negotiations. So we always ask for unconditional release. And that’s what we did. That was the plea.

We believe that there is no cause that can justify an execution of a young healthcare staff (worker). We are now in a period of mourning…Then we will have to rethink what we can do. And the (security) guarantees we can get. Because we want to give humanity a chance, we want to be there for the people that still need our help.”

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