The Federal Government has reacted to the death of Hauwa Leman, the second International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aide worker who was executed by the Boko Haram Insurgents on Monday.
The government said it did everything within its power to save Leman’s life before and after the deadline issued by her abductors.
This was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement released on Monday in London.
According to the statement obtained from Vanguard, the Minister said: ”It is very unfortunate that it has come to this. Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.
”As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.
”We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker.
However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors.”