The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has called on the international community to rise against promoters of terrorism in Nigeria while also stating that it is high time the world sanctions countries promoting terrorists for crimes against humanity.
SHAC made the call on Monday in a statement by Ibrahim Abubakar, Executive Director of the group, while reacting to the recent killing of some aid workers by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno State.
Abubakar in the statement called on the international community to speak with one voice against those promoting terror in Nigeria and other parts of Africa and also called on the Nigerian Military to scale up efforts to trace and free the fifth aid worker, Grace Taku, a female, whom the terrorists have reportedly consigned to a live of slavery.
“The world has again been made aware, through media reports, of Boko Haram killing of four staffers of Action Against Hunger (AAH), whom they have held captive since July 19, 2019 after they were abducted from their vehicles in the course of carrying out humanitarian work in the northeast of Nigeria.
“The killing of the aid workers is condemnable, utterly uncalled for and deserving of the stiffest retribution possible from the Nigerian state and all nations on earth that truly call themselves Nigeria’s friend. Barbarism of this magnitude call for the shedding of diplomatic pretexts as it should be met with the kind of response that will remind the terrorists that humanity is not to be toyed with on the scale on which they have done.
“We condemn this act of cowardice as a dastardly evil against humanity that should not have happened if the international interests propping up Boko Haram had taken the sensible step of discontinuing criminal support to the bloodthirsty monsters that they have created to torment innocent civilians,” he said.
Recall that four slain aid workers who were staff of the Action Against Hunger (AAH) were abducted on July 18
Reports say the murder of the four aid workers has brought the number of the abducted humanitarian workers slain by Boko Haram to five this year.
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