Terrorists loyal to the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, have “kidnapped” three humanitarian workers and two security guards of Family Health International in Borno State.
According to Zagozola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the terrorists, in their numbers, stormed the guest house of the NGO “in a silent operation at about 4 a.m on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, and whisked them away to an unknown destination.”
The NGO, FHI 360, is a US-based nonprofit human development and non-governmental organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people.
The expert said there was no official statement from the organisation since its workers were abducted.
In 2022, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs disclosed that many aid workers had either died, been injured, or been kidnapped in North-East Nigeria.
In a video message by the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, disclosed that the aid workers who dedicate their lives to assist people represent “the best in humanity”
“Against incredible odds, often at great personal risk, they ease suffering in some of the most dangerous circumstances imaginable,” he added.