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Morning Star News, September 30, 2019

Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria.

Lawrence Dacighir and Godfrey Shikagham, who had gone to Maiduguri to help build shelters for people displaced by Islamic extremist violence, were shot from behind.

The middle terrorist in the video says that they have vowed to kill every Christian they capture in revenge for Muslims killed in past religious conflicts in Nigeria.

Pastor Pofi, a cousin of the two executed Christians, said “Lawrence and Godfrey left for Maiduguri for the betterment of humanity and paid with their lives”.

Emmanuel Ogebe of the U.S.-Nigeria Law Group, wrote to the U.N. that workers kidnapped in July had issued a distressed plea for government help with no notable administration response.

He expressed concern that the Nigerian government did not condemn the killing of the two men even though they were helping to provide shelter for displaced Nigerians. 

“Despite these humanitarian organizations’ resilience in still serving victims, the Nigerian Government has since just last week suspended Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corp on dubious grounds.”

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