The five humanitarian workers who were recently abducted along Monguno area of Borno state, have been assassinated by Boko Haram insurgents.
The terrorists had demanded a $500,000 dollars ransom for the abducted aid workers. The humanitarian workers and staff of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Action Against Hunger, Rich International, International Rescue Committee and a private security guard had also made a passionate appeal to the Federal Government as well as their organisation to intervene and secure their freedom in a video released last month.
A video released on Wednesday July 23, however showed the aid workers being executed. A message attached to the video read;
“We are sending this as a very strong message to you unbelievers and infidels. And to those of you that are being used by these infidels to repent.
“You are working for them but they do not have any concern about you.
“You worked for them to achieve their goals but they are very far from your plight. They do not show you any care. Look at you now. When we kidnap you they don’t care. They show no concern.
“We are calling on all you unbelievers to repent and turn to Allah.
“We will continue to abduct you people at every road that we see you if you don’t repent to work for them. It is a warning to all of you.”