A faction of the insurgent group Boko Haram known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed another aide worker under the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), The Cable reports.
"We feel so bad and we are in doubt if she is dead or alive because we didn't expect her to be killed so suddenly", her father told Channels Television at the family home in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian aid workers were killed in the attack. It's utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence.
"Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF", the group added.
He assured Hauwa's father that the Nigerian government did everything possible to save his daughter's life, lamenting that all the efforts turned out unsuccessful.
Hauwa Mohammed Liman, 24, had been working as a midwife in a hospital supported by the ICRC.
President Muhammadu Buhari said the government did everything to save Liman's life.
The three health workers were seized in March in the northeastern community of Rann, where thousands have sought shelter from the extremist threat that includes the Nigeria-based Boko Haram insurgency.
Condemning the execution, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres said: "Those responsible must be brought to justice". Bukola Saraki, said the security chiefs are also to explain why killings are on the rise within the country again. In a statement by Spokesman Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, the ACF advised: "Any actions by the Federal Government and its allies should be quick to assuage the fears of Nigerians on what may happen to those still in captivity".
The terse statement reads: "The U.S. Embassy extends its heartfelt condolence to the family of Hauwa Muhammed Liman and the International Committee of the Red Cross". They were praised for volunteering to work in a risky area while many others fled or chose to remain in safer communities.
The official organisation for the Obiageli Ezekwesili's #Hope2019 movement for the Nigerian presidency suspended its pre-campaign activities in honour of Hauwa.