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Published On: Tue, Dec 17th, 2019

Killers of aid workers must be punished, Northern govs vow

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By Ese Awhotu with agency report

The Northern Governors’ Forum(NGF) has condemned the execution of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
The Forum, through its Chairman, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, made the condemnation in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Simon Macham, on Monday in Jos.
The Forum described the act as heinous and a crime against humanity, vowing that terrorists would not go unpunished.
Mr Lalong, while commiserating with the family and loved ones of the aid workers, stated that, “As Northern Governors, we are determined to continue working with the Federal Government, security agencies, the citizens and all other stakeholders in overcoming this evil that is perpetrated by criminally minded persons.”
He urged aid workers and those offering services to IDPs and other indigents in the North-East and other areas not to be deterred by the evil perpetrated to undermine their sacrifices and the efforts to fight insurgency.
Recall that the aid workers were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents near Damasak, Borno, in July, and had been in captivity in spite of all efforts to facilitate their release.

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