SWITZERLAND, JULY 26 – The Presidency has reacted to the viral video of abducted aid workers released by Boko Haram.
Today’s Echo had reported earlier that one of the abducted aid workers, Grace Taku pleaded with the Federal Government, CAN and other agencies to come to their aid.
Reacting to the video, the Presidency said it has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video of humanitarian aid workers held captive. The FG also gave assurances that contact is being made as the captors are currently being talked to.
The statement released by President Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu reads;
Acting Against Hunger aid workers video.
“The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.
“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Beside these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others. These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.
“Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals.”