The Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) has executed one of the six aid workers, working with the Action Against Hunger that were abducted two months ago in Borno, Independent Journalist, Ahmed Salkida has revealed.
One of the male aid workers was executed at close range in a short video clip seen by Salkida.
Just In: #ISWAP has executed one of the six aid workers, working with the Action Against Hunger that were abducted two months ago in Borno. One of the male aid workers was executed at close range in a short video clip seen by this reporter. pic.twitter.com/JM6DjMTxx2
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) September 25, 2019
Salkida said, “The group, in a horrific video of the execution, said it took the action because “the government deceived them” following months of what is now known as secret negotiations between a team of intermediaries and unnamed officials.”
“ISWAP has also threatened to execute the other remaining staff of the International Non Governmental organization (ACF/AAH).”
Six aid workers of Action Against Hunger were abducted in July 2019 near the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria by ISWAP.
The Paris-based ACF, which provides food aid to poor communities across the world, confirming the abduction of it workers in a statement after the terrorist group released a video said, “These are humanitarian workers who chose to devote their lives to helping the most vulnerable communities in Nigeria,” the statement said, demanding their release.
Recall, the NGO was declared persona non grata last week by the Nigerian Army for aiding terrorism in the region, an allegation the NGO denied.