Falana Calls On Human Rights Community, Govt To Facilitate Release Of Leah Sharibu, Others
Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, has called on the human rights community and the Federal Government to do everything possible to facilitate the immediate release of the Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram captivity.
Speaking at a gathering of concerned Nigerians in Lagos just days after she turned 16, Falana said Leah is not just an abductee, but a prisoner of conscience.
“The government must do everything to secure the release of that girl,” he said.
However, in the interim, he also advised that on a weekly bases, the government must brief the parents of all abducted girls.
“It is inhuman for parents of abducted girls to be reading what happened to their daughter on the pages of the newspapers, therefore, the government must be humane by visiting the parents of the abducted girls and assuring them of the efforts being made to release their daughters”.
Speaking further, he reminded Nigerians that apart from Leah, another 112 abducted girls are still missing and therefore, they must kick into action and not rely solely on the government.
“Again I want to suggest that we do not have to wait for the government.
“The human rights community should collaborate with the National Human rights commission to have a register of missing persons”.