A video has surfaced of a female aid worker in Boko Haram custody — begging the federal government, international community and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to immediately come to her rescue saying “I want to count on Nigeria, our nation…”
According to the video footage published by TheCable, the lady who identified herself as Grace is one of the six humanitarian workers with ‘Action Against Hunger’, an NGO in Borno state, kidnapped last week by Boko Haram insurgents who waylaid the convoy of the aid workers, killing the driver on the spot.
Read the text of the video transcript:
“My name is Grace. I work with Action Against Hunger, an NGO in Borno state. My base is Damasak. We went to work on Thursday, July 18, 2019, and on our way back to Damasak, we were caught by the army of Calipher,” she said.
“We went to work on Thursday, 18th of July 2019. On our way back to Damasak, we were caught by this army called the Calipha, they brought us here and we actually don’t know where we are up till this moment.
“I want to beg CAN, Christian Association of Nigeria, because I am the only Christian among the six of us here, I want to beg that CAN association should do something about me to see how I can be released.
“I also want to beg Action Against Hunger, Borno state, we are six here; all of us are staff, we went to work and on our way back to our base, we were caught. I beg Action Against Hunger we have families, some of us have children.
“I’m begging Action Against Hunger that they should please do something about us. I also want to count on Nigeria, our nation… we are Nigerians and we are also working for Nigeria. I beg that Nigeria government should please do something to see that we are released.
“Some aid workers were caught and also asked to be released but because Nigeria did not do anything about it, they were killed. I am begging on behalf of all of us here, that please Nigerians should not allow such to happen to us.”