Parents of HAUWA still hopeful

In the climax of world’s outrage to the killing of a second aid worker, Hauwa Liman, by a faction of Boko Haram, her distraught family are still hopeful she is alive.

Hauwa, who works with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was reported killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the second aid worker to be killed by the jihadists after Saifura Ahmed.

Her father Mohammed Liman says the heart-breaking news, barely a month after another aid worker – Saifura Ahmed – who was abducted with her in March was killed, is hard to believe.

“We feel so bad and we are in doubt if she is dead or alive because we didn’t expect her to be killed so suddenly,” Liman told Channels Television at the family home in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Liman, father of slain Hauwa

The family had expected that the insurgents would give the government time to meet their demands.

“In fact, we are in doubt because, unless we see her corpse or any evidence that shows she is dead, we still believe that she is living.

“She is living,” her father insisted with her mother and other women in the home breaking down in tears intermittently.

Struggling to keep his emotions in check, Liman appealed to the insurgents to understand that Hauwa was not a warring party and should not have been made to face the ordeal she faced.

“I appeal to the insurgents to release her because she is not a warring party. She is a humanitarian worker. She treats the young and the women and she is so helpful, even to them; not only to the whole society – even to them,” he said.

As many across the world struggle to make sense on the ever-more brutal approach adopted by the terrorists that have ravaged Nigeria’s northeast, Hauwa’s family wants the government to help them get closure.

“We appeal to the government, if she was dead at all, we want the corpse to be brought and we bury her. That will give us peace of mind. Otherwise, we will never forget such an incident in our lives,” her dad pleaded.

Iyakachi Liman weeps in reaction to the news that her daughter had been killed.

Hauwa’s mother, Iyakachi, like her dad, is struggling to make sense of the nightmare she has had to endure.

Despite repeatedly break in down in tears before speaking to Channels Television, she remains hopeful.

Speaking in Hausa, she explained that she did not expect that it would come to this.

“Up to this moment my mind has not told me that my daughter is dead. Because if you see what happened, these people want money. Now after Buhari agreed that he’d give the money, why is the gap between when he gave his consent and when this incidence happened so close?

“If a person wants money and they agreed to give him the money is he supposed to do this? Another thing is they (Hauwa and her colleagues) are humanitarian workers and are not supposed to be killed, and they are women.

Hauwa, the slain aid worker

“Why were they killed? And the ICRC had already pleaded with them to spare their staff and they even rendered them help as humanitarian workers. If this truly happened then it’s wrong. And, me, I strongly believe, that my daughter is not dead.”

“The government should investigate; if this girl is still alive, they should just bring her back. I don’t need anything except my child. If they can try and confirm that my daughter is well and alive, they should bring her back; that’s all,” she said.

Hauwa and two other aid workers – Alice Loksha and Saifura Ahmed Khorsa – were abducted by ISWAP on March 1, 2018.

While Hauwa and Saifura functioned as health workers with the ICRC, Alice worked with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

They were captured from Rann, a small town in Borno where thousands of internally displaced persons live in an IDP camp.

Abubakar Shekau, leader of a faction of and Boko Haram

The raid that led to their abduction was a bloody one with three other female aid workers and some soldiers killed.

Two of the aid workers killed in the attack were contractors with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), working as coordinators in the camp believed to contain up to 55,000 IDPs who fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency.

 

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Sickle cell community kick awareness program at Kano

Delirium as members of sickle cell community visits the secondary school at Kano state
On 2nd August 2018 Thursday, members of sickle cell community paid a visit to a secondary school at Kano state known as GSS Gwale.
The community gave a lecture on sickle cell and also offered students and teachers of the school free genotype test among which 5 teaches and 30 students were tested.
The program which was tagged SCC Awareness kicked off at exactly 11 am and lasted for about four hours students and teachers of the school also gained free counselling on SCD.
Among the entourage of the community were Dr, Aminu Abba, Dr Yusuf a haematologist at Aminu Kano teaching hospital and students of the medical lab of the said hospital.
However, the Executive members of the sickle cell community were headed by the Executive Director Shemau Adam Imam.
In a statement the public relation officer of the community Rukaiya Kamal said ” we felt there’s a need to go into schools especially secondary schools and create an awareness on sickle cell disease most importantly to encourage the students on premarital genotype test which we believe is very rare in our society and it’s the only possible way as at now we can break the sickle circle”
Teachers and students of GSS Gwale express satisfaction especially on the counselling and the genotype test of which the results were giving instantly, the head teacher of the school was also delighted and appreciated the kind gesture of sickle cell community.
By Saleh Faruq Gagarawa 
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Jihar Kano ta yi rantsuwar kama da sabon mai magana da yawun Abdullahi Atta.

27 daga magoya bayan ‘yan majalisar dokoki 44 sun amince da yunkurin mai magana akai a wannan safiya.

Abdullahi Atta ne yake jagoranci a yau da sabon mai magana da yawun Alhassan Rurum a matsayin sabon mai magana da majalisar dokokin Jihar Kano.

Gwamnan jihar Kano Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ya ce bai san abin da ya faru a gidan ba a yau.

Ganduje ya bayyana cewa bai san abin da ya faru a majalisar dokokin Jihar ba. Ya yi ikirarin sanar da shi ta hanyar kiran tarho ta magoya bayan jam’iyyarsa.

Ganduje ya bayyana cewa an sanar da shi cewa an gurfanar da wakilin majalisar dokokin jihar Abdul Atta.

Ya bayyana tarihin matsayin dimokra] iyya na gida, yana cewa irin wannan ci gaba na da kyau ga dimokuradiyya na ci gaba.

Gwamna ya bayyana hakan a gidan gwamnati.

Lokacin da sabon mashawarcin, hon Kabiru Alhassan Rurum da jami’ansa suka ba shi ziyara mai kyau.

“Ban san abin da ke gudana a majalisar jihar ba, wadanda manyan ‘yan gidan suka sanar da ni cewa’ yan gidanmu sun shafe shi.

“Kamar yadda ka sani, an samu kuma za su iya fassarar fassarar abin da ya faru, amma abu daya tabbatacce ne, wato, mu a Kano sunyi imani da dimokuradiyya na cikin gida.

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