Muhammadu Buhari Leah Sharibu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commemorated the kidnapping of Leah Sharibu, the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl in captivity.
Two years because the teenager was kidnapped by a faction of the Boko Haram sect – Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the President stated the Federal Authorities has redoubled its effort in direction of her freedom.
In a press release personally signed by him, President Buhari regretted that Leah has remained within the custody of the terrorists as a result of she refused to resign her Christian religion.
He confused that Nigerians have the fitting to follow any faith of their alternative and no person has the facility to power one other to alter their religion towards their will.
The President, nevertheless, gave an assurance that his administration would proceed to work to make sure that Leah, in addition to different youngsters and captives of terrorists, regain their freedom.
He added that the federal government would guarantee this was achieved with out discriminating towards any faith or ethnic group.
On February 19, 2018, some insurgents stormed the Authorities Women Secondary Faculty in Dapchi, Yobe State and kidnapped Leah and about 100 different ladies.
A bunch of protesters demanding Leah Sharibu’s launch from captivity.
Weeks after the kidnap, the opposite ladies have been launched whereas Leah was stored in captivity by the terrorists for refusing to resign her religion.
Six months later, an audio clip emerged wherein the kidnapped schoolgirl pleaded with President Buhari to assist her regain freedom.
Within the clip, Leah additionally sought assist for her household and requested the federal government to deal with her case with ardour.
Final yr, Leah’s household and the Carry Again Our Women (BBOG) marketing campaign group commemorated her first yr within the rebel’s custody and referred to as on the federal government to safe her launch.
Learn President Buhari’s Message beneath:
WE’LL CONTINUE TO SEEK AND SECURE RELEASE OF ALL CHILDREN AND CAPTIVES OF TERRORISTS – PRESIDENT BUHARI
On the second anniversary of Dapchi, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes the next assertion:
Two years in the past, 110 harmless youngsters from the city of Dapchi have been taken, towards their will, by the terrorists of Boko Haram. 107 survived the ordeal. At present all however one – Leah Sharibu – are returned to their households.
Now aged 16, Leah stays within the arms of the terrorists – they are saying as a result of she refuses to resign her Christian religion.
We are saying, as the federal government for and of all Nigerians, that no particular person has the fitting to power one other to alter their religion towards their will and that each one life is sacred.
This authorities continues and seeks to safe the discharge of all youngsters and captives of terrorists – and we accomplish that no matter their creed or the title of their creator.
As we redouble our efforts for Leah’s return, we will by no means enable the terrorists to divide us – Christian towards Muslim, Muslim towards Christian. We’re all Sons of Abraham. And all Nigerians have the identical value and rights earlier than the legislation, and earlier than God.
President and Commander-in Chief,
Federal Republic of Nigeria,