The International Committee of the Red Cross, on Tuesday, confirmed that an abducted health worker in Nigeria has been murdered by her captors.
The ICRC named the worker as Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a 24-year-old midwife.
The Nigerian Government had on Monday said that a medical aid worker held hostage since March was killed by Boko Haram insurgents after their deadline expired.
“The International Committee of the Red Cross received information indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty,” the Geneva-based aid agency said in a statement.
“The news of Hauwa’s death has broken our hearts,” said ICRC’s Regional Director for Africa, Patricia Danzi. “We appealed for mercy and an end to such senseless murders. How can it be that two female health care workers were killed back-to-back? Nothing can justify this.”
It noted that Liman was the second health worker killed by the captors in a month.