President Muhammadu Buhari has assured parents of the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, and all Nigerians that she will be rescued.
He says he is as committed to the freedom of Leah, who is still in captivity, as he was to the girls’ freedom when all 110 were in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.
President Buhari assures the Sharibu family that he will continue to do all he can to ensure that they also have cause to rejoice with their daughter soon.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said: “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.”
Shehu further said 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 Presidential Spokesperson affirmed that “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. To this effect, no one or group can impose its religion on another. His heart goes out to the isolated parents who must watch others rejoice while their own daughter is still away. The lone Dapchi girl, Leah, will not be abandoned.”