Hauwa Leman, the nurse abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, Borno state, released a message via Whatsapp just before she was held captive.
In the audio sent to one of her male friends, Leman, who spoke in Hausa, demanded that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped. Running and panting, the victim said:
“We are under attack in Rann.
They are shooting everywhere please pray for me; please go and tell my parents that I am in trouble. Please, look for Fatima and tell her they are taking us away. They have entered here now…”
At that point, a male voice ordered her to keep quiet and not to move an inch. That was the last that was heard from Leman, a 24, year-old student studying health education at the University of Maiduguri.
Boko Haram fighters had invaded Rann, Borno state, on Thursday. Four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian aid workers were killed in the attack, which led to the abduction of Leman. .
According to reports, an international organisation contracted the nurse to work in Rann for a period of three months. Abdulhameed Algarzali, editor-in-chief of YERWA EXPRESS NEWS, a local Newspaper in Maiduguri, who is a friend of the victim, said the nurse assumed work two weeks ago.
Listen to audio below…