The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Department in Abuja made the criticism in a statement Thursday while commiserating with the victims ‘ families.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that a 35-minute video was released by the Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday as they executed five humanitarian workers abducted about a month ago along Maiduguri / Monguno Highway.
After a failed agreement in which they requested 500,000 dollars for their release they killed the aid workers.
”We are deeply saddened by the execution of five humanitarian workers in Nigeria’s Northeast.
“This comes against the backdrop of the deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigeria.
“These great individuals dedicated their lives to easing human sufferings.
“We hope that their families and colleagues can take comfort in their selfless sacrifice on behalf of others.
“We will remember their dedication to others.”
The persons executed include; State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) personnel, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, International Rescue Committee, and a private security guard.