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Senate observe 2-minute silence for Hauwa Lenan, call for rescue of Leah Sharibu





The Nigerian Senate has observed a 2-minute silence in honour of Hauwa Lenan, who was an aid with the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).

Lenan was killed by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, October 15.

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The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, raised a motion for the debate on the issue.

He called for an official visit to the family of the deceased and called on the federal government through security agencies to do whatever possible to rescue Leah Sharibu and other hostages.

Senate president, Bukola Saraki in his reaction said: “Distinguished Colleagues, irrespective of the decision that we have taken, I believe that our committees on defence and security, as part of their own responsibilities should engage with the security agencies to find out if there are other issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent such reoccurrences.”

Meanwhile, the federal government has expressed shock over the killing of Hauwa Leman, a Red Cross aid worker abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.

Hauwa was killed by the terrorists on Monday, October 15 and in a statement by Alhaji Lai Mohammed who is the minister of information and culture, he said the government was saddened by it.

Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people.

He commiserated with the family of Hauwa Leman, noting that the federal government did all within its powers to facilitate her release and save her life.

"The federal government is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.

“It is very unfortunate that it has come to this. Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save Hauwa.

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"As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole."

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