The United States Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to the killing of five humanitarian workers in Northeast by Boko Haram terrorists.
Boko Haram had posted a video on social media showing the execution of five humanitarian workers who were believed to have been kidnapped as far back as June 29, 2020 while on their way to Monguna, from Maiduguri the Borno State capital.
In a statement on Thursday via its official twitter handle, the US mission in Nigeria, expressed sadness over the killing of humanitarian workers by terrorists.
The statement reads, “We are deeply saddened by the execution of five humanitarian workers by terrorists in Northeast Nigeria. This comes against a backdrop of deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigerians.”
The statement described the executed humanitarian workers as brave individuals who were dedicated to easing human suffering in Northeast.
“These brave individuals dedicated their lives to easing human suffering. We hope that their families and colleagues can take comfort in their selfless sacrifices on behalf of others. We will remember their dedication to others,” the statement read.