Saifura Ahmed, a 25 year old midwife and a mother of two has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram.
Saifura, who worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross moved to Rann to help vulnerable women in need when she was abducted alongside two of her colleagues during a raid on a military facility in March 2018, just after the Dapchi girls’ abduction.
During the attack, Hauwa Leman, one of the workers abducted, had sent an audio to one of her friends, demanding that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.
Saifura was reportedly asked to kneel and shot from behind. The terrorists have also threatened to kill the other health workers as well as Leah Sharibu as they claimed to have contacted the government over the captives but did not get any response.
“We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood,” said a spokesman of the group who did not give his name. The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu,” TheCable reported
"Today is a very sad day for us. It’s a very sad day for the family of Saifura.
One of our midwives who worked in Nigeria, Saifura was brutally executed last night. We are in shock.
She was dedicated to her job. A mother of two kids. She leaves behind a husband, a big family." pic.twitter.com/wngBmrYWjt
— ICRC Africa (@ICRC_Africa) September 17, 2018
This is Saifura! Boko Haram shot her in the head days ago. Her only crime was to be a midwife who worked to save vulnerable mothers from death. They asked her to kneel and they shot her in the head. She had 2 children. She was a hero. Today I bear witness to a magnificent life! pic.twitter.com/2SWS0ctnHH
— Temie Giwa-Tubosun (@temite) September 18, 2018