BY AMOS TAUNA, KADUNA – Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has urged the federal government to review its negotiation strategy with Boko Haram terrorists in order to ensure that all kidnapped persons still in the captivity of the insurgents including Leah Sharibu and the Chibok girls are rescued and released to their families.

This is just as the ACF described the recent killing of four aid workers by Boko Haram terrorists as callous, barbaric, inhuman and totally against the tenets of Islam and humanity.

The ACF which described the action of the terrorists while condemning in strong terms the unfortunate killing of the aid workers including a woman, said it was shocked and saddened by the sad news of yet another killing by the terrorists.

In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Malam Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, stressed that the latest action of the terrorists to say the least, was callous, barbaric and inhuman and totally against the tenets of Islam and humanity.”

ACF recalled that sometimes last year, two female aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were abducted by the terrorists during an attack on the military base in Rann, Borno state, and were subsequently executed by the terrorists on the grounds that the Federal Government failed to meet up with some of their demands.

The Forum noted that the killing is clear desecration of Islam which preaches sacred inviolability of the individual, adding however that the federal government’s assurances that it has been working with some friendly countries and other international organizations to save the lives of the innocent aid workers and other kidnapped female students have not yielded the desired result.

Ibrahim Biu also said; “ACF therefore urges the federal government to intensify its rescue operations in order to assuage the fears of families of those kidnapped and Nigerians of what may happen to those still in captivity.

The ACF extended its condolences to the families of who were brutally executed by the terrorists for serving humanity and equally commiserates with the families of those still captivity.


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