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Nigeria: Hostage Killed By Terrorist Group

Nigeria: Hostage Killed By Terrorist Group

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Abuja, September 25, 2019 (CABNC): A Boko Haram splinter group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly killed one of the six hostages in north-east Nigeria. CABNC understand the aid workers have been held hostage since their convoy was attacked in July. Action Against Hunger Aid Group says one of its employees, two drivers and three health ministry personnel were being held hostage but did not say which one had been killed.

Action Against Hunger has condemned the killing and has urgently called for the release of the other hostages who it says were in the north-east of Nigeria to help the most vulnerable.

Nigerian Army Soldiers from 26th Infantry Battalion in a remote military compound four hours north of the capital in Jaji.

Last week the Nigerian army stopped the work of Action Against Hunger – accusing it of helping the militant group Boko Haram. Action Against Hunger denied the accusation. Earlier this week, ISWAP claimed responsibilities for the killing of two Nigerian soldiers who it had been holding hostage. No official response has been made on the ISWAP claim.

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