Christian and Muslim leaders in the North on Friday appealed to Boko Haram terrorists to release Leah Sharibu and other schoolgirls in their captivity.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Chapter, Reverend Yakubu Pam told journalists in Abuja on Friday that the abduction has caused untold hardships on the families of the victims.
“We find it very important to address this boiling issue that has been disturbing the peace of this country. The issue of the adoption of some of our innocent teenage girls, particularly Leah Sharibu and others.
“We have heard what the adopters have said. We are here together as religious leaders and traditional rulers to appeal to the conscience of the adopters of these innocent girls.
“The mothers and families have cried for their release. Citizens of Nigeria have also cried out. We are also appealing to them (the terrorists) to please for the sake of God, release these girls,” he said.
Pam added that the release of the teenage girls by Boko Haram will make not only the parents but Nigerians heave a sigh of relief.
Also at the event, the Imam, Apo legislative quarters mosque, Sheik Mohammed Khalid said it is worrisome that Sharibu is being held on account of her faith. He described the situation as unfortunate.
“We are appealing to them to release those in their captivity especially, Leah Sharibu, We are worried about her in particular because she was abducted with other children, but why should she be left behind, that’s our problem,” he said.