President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists and vowed to rescue her.
Buhari gave the assurance during a telephone call on Wednesday, adding that his administration will do everything it would take to bring Leah Sharibu back home.
The President consoled the Sharibu’s family and assured the parents that the Federal Government would do its utmost for the safety and security of their daughter.
The President said during the telephone conversation with Leah’s mother: “I convey my emotion, the strong commitment of my administration and the solidarity of all Nigerians to you and your family as we will do our best to bring your daughter home in peace and safety.”
He assured the mother that his heart was with her family, as that of the entire nation which continues to pray for the safe return of “our daughter, Leah.
The Daily Times recalls that on February 19, 2018, at about 5:30pm; 110 schoolgirls aged 11–19 years old were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State while Leah Sharibu was among the abducted schoolgirls.
But on March 21, the Federal Government announced that the terrorists had returned 106 of the kidnapped children, including 104 girls who went to school, one girl who did not make it and a boy.
But one abducted Christian girl was not released because the Boko Haram said the sect would only release her if she converted to Islam.
Ever since, Leah has been in captivity without any information from both the state and Federal Governments about efforts made to rescue her until this telephone call to the parents by the President on Wednesday.