Senate
The executed aid worker, Hauwa. Image: Nairaland.

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday condoled with the family of Hauwa Liman, a worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), who was killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday.

This was after a Point of Order by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, at plenary.

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The Senators observed “a two-minute” silence for the deceased, and also urged the Federal Government to immediately ensure the release of the last ICRC volunteer still in Boko Haram captivity.

The Upper Chamber also called on the Federal Government to ensure the immediate release of Leah Sharibu, the lone Dapchi School girl still in Boko Haram captivity.

It mandated the Committee on Security and National Intelligence to meet with security chiefs to find lasting solution to insecurity in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the death of the 24-year-old medical aid worker in the hands of the sect was confirmed by the Federal Government and ICRC on Monday.

Liman was kidnapped alongside others in March in Rann, Borno, when the insurgents attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

One of the kidnapped aid workers, Saifura Khosa, had earlier been executed by the terrorists.

After the murder of Khosa, Boko Haram released a video threatening to kill Liman, and Leah Sharibu earlier in the year.

While presenting the Point of Order, Ekweremadu urged the senate to look into the gruesome killing of Liman by the terrorists group.