- President Buhari has vowed that he would ensure urgent release of the remaining Dapchi girl still being held by insurgents
- The Senate had urged the president to ensure the girl is also released from the captivity
- Buhari said it is his duty as the president to protect all Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would ensure the release of the only Dapchi girl being held by the Boko Haram insurgents for allegedly refusing to denounce her religion.
Legit.ng reports that the president said that his heart bled when got the news that one of the girls is still being held by the insurgents while the parents of the released girls were rejoicing.
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In his tweet, the president said: "My heart goes out to Leah’s parents, who must watch other parents rejoice while their own daughter remains in captivity. It is my responsibility, under the Constitution of Nigeria, to protect all Nigerians—and I will always strive to do that. Leah will not be abandoned."
It was reported by Legit.ng on Wednesday, March 21, that the girls were released after spending one month in the captivity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the the Senate at the plenary on Thursday, March 22, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies over the release of Dapchi school girls in Yobe state.
The Senate also urged the security forces to secure the release of the last Dapchi schoolgirl still being held by Boko Haram insurgents. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also sought the release of the remaining 112 Chibok girls in captivity.
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