Hauwa Mohammed, a 25-year-old midwife who sent out a WhatsApp voice message from Rann that Boko Haram had invaded their camp was not lucky to escape the attack that officially claimed the lives of at least 11 persons.
Hauwa Mohammed The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed that two of its midwives were missing, indicating they may have been abducted by the Boko Haram gunmen.
Hauwa’s WhatsApp messages may explain how the attack took place. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Ms. Mohammed is a trained midwife recently employment by ICRC and posted to Rann mid-February. Her friends and family members confirmed that after getting her new job, the midwife was flown to Rann in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on February 19.
Hauwa Mohammed in her WhatsApp voice message “Please go and tell my parents they don’t know the situation that their daughter is in now. For God sake, go and tell them. Call Fatima to go and meet my parents, but she shouldn’t tell them now. “We are now in the barracks and the gunmen have come back again. Oh inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun…” “There they are, Boko Haram have entered where I am now; please don’t tell anyone yet, I beg you in the name of God.” “Inna lillahi wa inna….”.
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Sunday condemned the gruesome murder of aid workers working for the United Nations to carry out humanitarian service in Rann, Kalabalge Local Government area of Borno State.
This condemnation was contained in a statement signed and released to the media by the Special Assistant on Media to the Federal Commissioner, Hajia Halima Musa. According to Musa in the statement, “The National Commission for Refugees,Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has expressed shock and sadness over the killing of United Nations humanitarian workers in Rann,Kalabalge local Government area of Borno State. “The Federal Commissioner,Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq,in a statement condemns the heinous act as callous bearing in mind the sacrifices aid workers make to serve humanity.
“She stressed that on no account should humanitarian personnel be targets of any sort of attack. Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq condoles with the United Nations,the International Organisation for Migration,IOM and the Nigerian Government over the loss describing it as irreplaceable. “The National Commission for Refugees,Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons she says,remains resolute in discharging it’s responsibilities if providing assistance and support for its Persons Of Concern.