President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of the International Committee of the Red Cross’ midwife who was killed by Boko Haram terrorists, Hauwa Liman.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.
Shehu said during the telephone conversation, the President commiserated with the family and assured the deceased’s father that the Nigerian government did everything possible to save his daughter’s life.
Buhari reportedly expressed sadness that all the efforts turned out unsuccessful.
“He (the President) regretted that her commitment to helping victims of the Boko Haram insurgency ended in such a brutal way,” the statement read.
The presidential spokesman said Buhari also spoke with the President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, and extended condolences on the loss of the midwife.
He said Buhari commended the ICRC for the great work it has been doing in Nigeria by providing healthcare services to victims of insurgency in some of the most affected areas.
The statement added, “President Buhari appealed to the ICRC to continue their services in Nigeria, and not give up, despite the unfortunate and painful loss of their staff.
“According to the President, Nigeria needs the ICRC and the government will continue to do all it can to protect staff of the organisation and other aid workers that are providing much-needed humanitarian services in the North East region, which had been affected by almost a decade-long conflict.”