Statement by Congressman Higgins on the Announcement of a Multi-Million Dollar Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of the Men Who Killed Buffalo Native and Diplomat John Granville
“Our local, national and global community lost something special when John Granville was murdered five years ago. The senselessness of this Buffalo native’s death, who selflessly dedicated his life only to spread peace and freedom, is beyond comprehension.
- Jan. 1, 2008: John Granville and his driver, Abdel Rahman Abbas, were murdered by Islamic extremists shortly after leaving a New Year’s Eve event at the British Embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.
- July, 2008: Congressman Higgins Pays Tribute to John Granville at USAID Memorial Service in Washington, DC
- March 2010: Girls’ School in Kurmuk named Granville-Abbas Girls’ Secondary School
- Since the tragic killing, Congressman Higgins has been in direct communication with the State Department on issues pertaining to the Granville case and has been a vocal advocate in the protection of American Diplomats abroad, including most recently remarks made at a December 20, 2012 meeting of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (video)
- December 2012: On the 5th Anniversary of his Death, Congressman Higgins Recognizes the Life and Work of John Granville