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Why Is Boko Haram Threatening To Kill Leah Sharibu?

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

Now the heartless men are threatening to kill Leah. Why?

The killed lady was abducted during a raid on a military facility on March 1.

At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in the attack.

Hauwa Leman, one of the workers abducted, had sent an audio to one of her friends, demanding that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.

Following the murder of Ahmed, Leman and Alice Ngaddah, a mother of two, are left in captivity among the three people abducted in Rann on March 1.

While the deceased worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the survivors were staff of UNICEF.

In a video the lady was wearing a white hijab. She was shot from behind.

The insurgents claimed that they had contacted government over the captives but did not get any response.

“We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood,” said a spokesman of the group who did not give his name.

The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu.”

Whatever was done to free other girls, government should do for Leah.