Wednesday, October 17, 2018
President Buhari Consoles Hauwa Liman’s Dad
The President told Liman’s father that the government did everything possible to save his daughter’s life.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement, quoted the President as saying that all the efforts to save Hauwa were unsuccessful.
He regretted that her commitment to helping victims of the Boko Haram insurgency ended in such a brutal way.
The President also praised the ICRC for the great work it had been doing in Nigeria by providing healthcare services to victims of insurgency in some of the most affected areas.
He urged the ICRC to continue its services in Nigeria, and not give up, despite the unfortunate and painful loss of its staff.
According to the President, Nigeria needs the ICRC and the government will continue to do all it can to protect the organisation’s staff and other aid workers who are providing humanitarian services in the Northeast, which has been affected by almost a decade-long conflict.
Liman’s mum still can’t come to terms with her death.
Speaking with Television Continental (TVC) yesterday, she expressed her belief that she was being kept somewhere and not dead.
She, however, said if indeed she had been killed, her body should be brought for proper burial.
She spoke in an emotion-laden voice to TVC in Hausa.
The mother said: “They are looking for ransom and the president promised their release and the time given was too short. In my strong belief I am very sure.my daughter is alive somewhere; they should release my daughter to me please.”