By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife who was slain by Boko Haram terrorists.
The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
Shehu said that Buhari, in a telephone conversation, commiserated with the family over the unfortunate incident.
Shehu quoted the president as telling Miss Liman’s father that the Federal Government did everything possible to save his daughter’s life.
He expressed sadness that all the efforts turned out unsuccessful.
the president expressed regret that her commitment to helping victims of the Boko Haram insurgency ended in such a brutal way.
He also spoke with Peter Maurer, the President of the ICRC, condoling him over the loss of the midwife.
The President commended the ICRC for the great work it is doing Nigeria, providing healthcare services to victims of insurgency in some of the most affected areas.
He appealed to the ICRC to continue with its services in the country in spite of the unfortunate and painful loss of its staff.
Buhari said that Nigeria needed the ICRC, adding that the government would continue to do everything possible to protect staff of the organisation and other aid workers.
He noted that the ICRC had been providing the much-needed humanitarian services in the North-East region, which had been affected by almost a decade-long conflict.(NAN)