International Committee of the Red Cross raises alarm on the fate of 2 out of 3 nurses in captivity
Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has called on Nigerian government intervention into the case of three young female nurses working with them who were abducted and one of them has already been killed while the other two lives are at risk.
According to Mr Maurer, a 24-year-old midwife named Hauwa (pictured above) was abducted since March alongside another midwife named Saifura and a nurse named Alice. All three women dedicated their lives to helping others in northern Nigeria.
Two weeks ago, Saifura was brutally executed by their abductors. Hauwa and Alice who are still alive risk being killed too. According to Maurer, Hauwa could be executed in a few hours if help doesn’t come to them soon.
He’s appealing to the government to intervene and see that they are released soon.
See his tweets below.