The family of Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, who is still held hostage by the Boko Haram sect has again called out on the Federal Government and the international community to rescue their daughter.
Recall that on the 19th of February, 2018, 110 school girls from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State where abducted by Boko Haram.
The girls were later released after one month of captivity but the 15-year-old girl was left behind for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
Miss Sharibu’s mother, Rebecca, while addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, begged President Buhari and his delegates who visited her family in October last year to keep to their promises.
“The government should keep the promises made by the President and the ministers who visited us in Dapchi in October. They should rescue my daughter.
“There is a Hausa proverb which says, ‘Whenever you make a promise, the best thing to do is to keep that promise.’ Leah was 14 when she was abducted, she has clocked 15 in Boko Haram custody.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said at a media briefing on Sunday in Ilorin that the rumour of Miss Sharibu’s death, which surfaced just a few days to the presidential election, was one of the oppositions plot to tarnish the image of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that. I think its part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the president. I think every day they are realising the hopelessness of their position.
“Every day they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, but people are not listening to them,” Mohammed said.