A college lecturer and 12 other persons, who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to do whatever it takes to rescue them from Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of the terrorist group.
This is coming barely 24hours after ISWAP executed four humanitarian workers of Action Against Hunger who had also pleaded with the Nigerian government to ensure their release.
The terrorist group said the reason why they executed the four aid workers was because the government was not ‘sincere’ with them.
ISWAP has released a new video of 13 Nigerians abducted within the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway just last November 2019.
In the short video shared by Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership, one of the abductees, Bitrus Bwala, who identified himself as a principal lecturer at the College of Education Gashua, in Yobe State said they witnessed the recent killing of four aid workers in Borno.
Bwala called on Buhari and CAN to intervene to save their lives, adding that they are not safe because all 11 of them are Christians.
He said: “I was on my way to my station on the 27th of November 2019 when I was abducted by the Tilafa army (Boko Haram) I appeal to the federal government to come to our aid.
“We witnessed the recent killing of humanitarian aid workers. As you can see sitting behind me are fellow Christians who were abducted at different points and brought to this place’’.
“I, equally, appeal to the Christian Association of Nigeria to do whatever they could do within their reach to come and rescue us; because when we came here, we saw some workers here, especially workers of food organization but they were later executed.
“We, therefore, appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to do whatever it takes to come to our rescue.
“We equally appeal to our various governors to come to our aid and rescue us.
“The leadership of Christian organizations we appeal to you to liaise with the federal government and push for the rescue of all captives here.”
Watch the video below:
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) December 14, 2019