Gov. Babagana Zulum has expressed shock and disappointment over the killing in Borno of 5 help employees by Boko Haram insurgents.
DAILY POST reported that the help employees had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists on June 20th and had been executed on Wednesday.
The armed group had whereas executing the humanitarian employees, stated they executed them as a result of the times given for ransom had been exhausted.
Reacting, Zulum, in a press release by his Particular Assistant, Malam Isa Gusau stated he’s deeply pained.
He, described the help employees as “heroes who had been serving humanity.”
The governor stated he was knowledgeable of the execution on Wednesday night, whereas visiting the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps Headquarters in Abuja to debate introduction of civil-defence volunteer programme and the deployment of extra agro rangers to safe farmers in Borno.
“The insurgents launched a video which confirmed 5 blindfolded help employees with 4 of them shot at shut vary, whereas one was spared though he was additionally positioned for execution.
“The 5 help employees had been kidnapped weeks again throughout a humanitarian mission to assist internally displaced individuals (IDPs).
“Gov. Zulum is deeply pained and very fearful by the grotesque execution of the help employees who misplaced their lives whereas making an attempt to avoid wasting IDPs by way of humanitarian actions.
“The Governor mourns these heroes and shares the grief of their households and employers: Borno Emergency Administration Company (SEMA), Motion Towards Starvation, Attain Worldwide, Worldwide Rescue Committee, and condoles with the United Nations Workplace for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (UNOCHA)”, he stated.
Zulum additionally directed a Authorities delegation to right away go to households of the help employees to take part in funeral actions and to pay condolence visits to affected humanitarian companions by way of UNOCHA.
“Gov. Zulum desires a brand new considering that may hopefully cease these countless killings. We can’t proceed to do the identical factor time and again and count on a distinct end result.
“The governor believes in a mixture of kinetic and non-kinetic approaches and he’s of the place that the Nigerian army has, by way of its operation ‘protected hall’, demonstrated its willingness to rehabilitate and reintegrate insurgents prepared to cease the killings of fellow people,” he stated.
The Governor reiterated his name on the insurgents to cease the killings which were on for 11 years.