The armed group holding captive an employee of Action Against Hunger, two drivers and three health ministry personnel, have executed one of the hostages.
Action Against Hunger is devastated by this tragic news, and our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family and loved ones.
The hostages were kidnapped on 18 July whilst delivering life-saving aid to the people of north east Nigeria, people who are relying on humanitarian organisations to meet their most basic needs.
Action Against Hunger condemns in the strongest terms this assassination and urgently calls for the release of the hostages, reminding them that they were present in the north east of the country only to help the most vulnerable.
Action Against Hunger is extremely concerned and is fully mobilized to ensure that the remaining hostages can be quickly and safely reunited with their families.
Action Against Hunger also requests that the public and journalists respect the dignity of the victim and the privacy of the families by not sharing images or videos that may circulate on the Internet.