Hauwa Leman (image courtesy ICRC)

The execution of Hauwa Leman by Boko Haram terror group is a condemnable act, Amnesty International has said.

Hauwa who worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed by the insurgents on Monday.

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The group also commiserated with the family of the deceased and also called on the insurgents to immediately release remaining health workers, Leah Sharibu and all other civilians held hostage

It said, “Amnesty International is deeply concerned about yet another horrific execution of a health worker by Boko Haram one month after threatening to do so.

“Boko Haram has once again proven its brazen disregard for the sanctity of life which must not go unpunished.

“Under the International Humanitarian Law, aid workers must be protected from attack and must not under any circumstance be targeted.

“On a day like this, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased. We reiterate our call that; Boko Haram must immediately release remaining health workers, Leah Sharibu and all other civilians held hostage”.