In a reaction, the presidency said it “has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.”
“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Besides these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about – Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others. These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.
“Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see the reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals. Government is working,” Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, said in a statement.
The administration has responded to a Boko Haram video indicating six captured help labourers.
The guide labourers were abducted a week ago Thursday.
A tweeter user detailed the video which demonstrates the six compassionate labourers and staff of Action Against Hunger (ACF) asking the Nigerian government “to take care of” their discharge. See the video here
The three minutes and 17 seconds video highlighted a hidden female medical attendant who distinguished herself as Grace talking in the interest of five other kidnapped men sitting behind her.
ACF has issued an announcement affirming the six people appeared in the video as their staff. The ACF likewise said that the six, from their looks in the video, are in the great state of wellbeing.
The six were found in the video sitting before what resembled a white tent with UNHCR engraving on it.