President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with the father of Hauwa Liman, Mohammed Liman, after the killing of his daughter by Islamic State West Africa Province on Monday.
Hauwa, who was an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was abducted in March in Rann area of Borno state.
Her killing came on the back of the execution of another abducted Red Cross worker Saifura Khursa in September.
And in a telephone call, President Buhari commiserated with her family, regretting that all the efforts to save her life turned out unsuccessful.
Today I spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa, the ICRC midwife killed by Boko Haram. It is not the kind of telephone call anyone prays to make. The Federal Govt did everything possible to save Hauwa’s life; it is tragic & regrettable that all our efforts were unsuccessful.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 16, 2018
The Nigerian leader also spoke with Peter Maurer, the President of the ICRC, extending condolences on the loss of the midwife.
He appealed to the ICRC to continue their services in Nigeria, despite the adoption and killing of its workers in Nigeria’s northeast region.
Buhari, according to a statement issued by his media aide Garba Shehu, said that Nigeria would continue to do all it can to protect staff of the organisation and other aid workers.