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Buhari Calls Kidnap Victim, Leah Sharibu’s Mother


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has put a call through to Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, and assured her that his administration will do everything it would take to bring her daughter back home.

Leah was among the 101 girls kidnapped in February this year by Boko Haram from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State.

Most of the girls were freed a month later, five were unaccounted for but the insurgents are still holding on to Leah because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

The insurgents have since issued a deadline of October 15 for the federal government to move for her release or she will be killed.

On Wednesday, the Presidency announced that the President, during the phone call, consoled the Sharibu family and assured the parents that the Federal Government would do its utmost for the safety and security of their daughter.

“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,” a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), quoted the president as saying.

He assured the mother that his heart was with her family, like that of the entire nation which continues to pray for the safe return of “our daughter, Leah.”

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