Northern Governors condemn execution of Aid Workers

Omolola Fadile, Jos

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The Northern Governors Forum has condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria.

Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong decried the heinous act, describing it as regrettable and a conduct that will not go unpunished.

Governor Lalong said he was saddened by the development which is not only condemnable, but a crime against humanity and good conscience.

He commiserated with the family and loved ones of the aid workers for the anguish which befell them simply because their relatives offered themselves to serve humanity and help those in need.

Lalong reiterated that “as Northern Governors, we are determined to continue working with the Federal Government, Security Agencies, the Citizens and all stakeholders in overcoming this evil that is perpetrated by criminally minded persons”

I urge aid workers and those offering essential services to IDPs and other needy people in the North East and other areas not to be deterred by this set back which cannot be allowed to rubbish the sacrifices and good work that has been put into the fight against insurgency, he added.

The aid workers were reportedly abducted near Damasak, Borno State, in July, and had been in captivity despite all efforts to secure their release and freedom until their alleged execution.

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