Lai Mohammed Leads FG’s Delegation To Visit Leah Sharibu’s Mum

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Updated October 13, 2018
Lai Mohammed leads FG’s delegation To Visit Leah Sharibu’s mum


The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has led the Federal Government’s delegation to visit the mother of Leah Sharibu, Rebecca in Dapchi, Yobe State.

Leah Sharibu is the only schoolgirl remaining in captivity after she was kidnapped alongside with 100 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, Adamawa State, on February 19, 2018.

The minister during his visit on Friday to her family assured that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned to secure their release.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari sent the delegation as a follow-up to his phone call to Leah’s mother a few days ago, adding that the government will not rest until Leah has been reunited with her family.

Upon arrival, excited students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, from where Leah was abducted trooped out to welcome the delegation when the chopper that ferried them to Dapchi landed on the school premises.

The delegation also visited Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where the families of the three abducted aid workers who were kidnapped in March 2018, live.

At the meeting, which was held in the Borno State Government House, Lai Mohammed reassured them of the Government’s efforts to secure the release of the two that remained in captivity, Alice Loksha and
Amina Liman.

He also condoled with the parents of the third aid worker, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed, who was killed by her abductors last month.

The Minister said this is a trying time for the government and people of Borno State, but commended the government’s resilience in tackling the challenges arising from the Boko Haram insurgency.

The Deputy Governor of Borno, Usman Durkwa, who received the delegation, expressed gratitude to President Buhari for sending the delegation to the state, saying this shows that the President is a true leader.

Among the delegations, were Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, who also oversees Women Affairs, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,  Khadija Abba Bukar Ibrahim.