Nigerian President confirms execution of four aid workers by Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria, saying the defeat of evil by good was inevitable “at the end of the day”.

“Evil will always be defeated by good at the end of the day. Whatever seeming victory evil records, eventually rebounds on the evildoer. We are resolved to beat evil in this land, and we remain unrelenting till we achieve it,” President Buhari said.

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“The President feels saddened by the claimed development, and commiserates with the family and loved ones of the aid workers, who had offered themselves to serve humanity at grave risks,” his office added in a statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.

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The aid workers had been abducted near Damasak, Borno State, in July, and had been held despite all efforts to secure their release, till their alleged execution, the presidency said.

He urged all insurgents once again to lay down their arms, and rejoin decent humanity.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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