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ISIS Affiliate Releases Video Of Nigerian Aid Workers Begging For Their Lives

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ISIS affiliate releases video of Nigerian aid workers begging for their lives

ISIS West Africa Province has murdered kidnapped humanitarian workers before

Six Nigerian charity workers kidnapped in Borno state last week have appeared in a video where they begged for their lives.

The workers said their captors were from the local ISIS affiliate, which has executed humanitarian staff before.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that talks were taking place to negotiate the release of the hostages.

In a three-minute video shared online on Thursday, a woman who identified herself as Grace begged her employer and the Nigerian government to help free her and the five men kneeling behind her.

The Christian Nigerian said she worked for Action Against Hunger and she and her colleagues were being held by militants who called themselves "the Calipha".

The video was released through the same channels as previous footage from the ISIS-linked IS West Africa Province.

“I beg Action Against Hunger, we have families and some of us have children,” Grace said. “Please do something to release us.”

Read more: https://www.thenational.ae/world/africa/isis-affiliate-releases-video-of-nigerian-aid-workers-begging-for-their-lives-1.890581