Remaining Dapchi Schoolgirl Won’t Be Abandoned, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to rescue the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu, who is still in captivity with Boko Haram terrorists.
The President said this less than 24 hours after over 100 of the girls who were abducted from their school on February 19, 2018, were rescued.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Thursday, he said his administration will not relent in its efforts to bring Leah Sharibu safely back home to her parents as it has done for the other girls after she was held back by the terrorists over her decision, as reported, not to convert from Christianity to Islam.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is as committed to the freedom of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity as he was to the girls’ freedom when all 110 were in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.
“The Buhari administration will not relent in efforts to bring Leah Sharibu safely back home to her parents as it has done for the other girls after she was held back by the terrorists over her decision, as reported, not to convert from Christianity to Islam.
“President Buhari is fully conscious of his duty under the constitution to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic background or geopolitical location and will not shirk in this responsibility.
“The President is equally mindful of the fact that true followers of Islam all over the world respect the injunction that there is no compulsion in religion,” the statement read.
The President, therefore, appealed to other parents who have to watch others rejoice while their own daughter is still missing, saying his administration will continue to do all they can to ensure their release.