By Stanley Onyekwere
A Non-Governmental Organization, the Peace , Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Initiative (PRRI) has urged local and International aid workers to put to an end Boko Haram scare tactics.
The group also condemned in strong terms the killing by the dreaded Boko Haram sect of one its captive, Saifura Khorsa of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), saying that it is time that the world apply pressure in the right places to end the bloodthirsty activities of what is left of the terrorist group.
PRRI Media Officer, Bukola Olasanmi, in a statement issued today in Abuja said the greatest tribute the nation can pay to Saifura is to ensure that terrorism does not win and that the murderers that cut short the life she had devoted to caring for others are hauled before the law to answer for their crime.
She said, “ We must not allow terrorism to win by falling into fear as the terrorists intended.
“If Boko Haram intended to scare off intervention and aid workers from helping people in the northeast, we at PRRI have resolved to react different from what the terrorists expected by continuing to provide succour to the communities they have afflicted.
“We believe that other aid agencies will join in sending similar clear messages to them that humanity will always triumph over the barbaric path they tread.
“We encourage NGOs that already work in the northeast to continue supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), including those that have elected to return home to areas that have been totally cleared by the Nigerian Army,” she stressed.
The PRRI Media Officer urged local and international aid workers not to be deterred by Boko Haram’s twisted action in killing a care giver, something she described as a taboo even in situation of full blown war.
PRRI also appealed to the international community and the United Nations Security Council to activate a process of unmasking the foreign countries and international interests that have been reported to be aiding Boko Haram with a view to getting them to cut off such support in view of the sacrilegious act that the terrorists have committed by killing an aid worker.