- President Muhammadu Buhari called the mother of Leah Sharibu
- The president assured her that his administration will bring her back safely
- Buhari said his heart was with the family
President Muhammadu Buhari has called Rebecca Sharibu who is the mother of Leah Sharibu, one of the girls from Dapchi who was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists, assuring the family that his administration will do everything to being her back.
In a statement by Garba Shehu who is the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity on Wednesday, October 3, the president said the government will not relent. He assured that all will be done so she could be united with them.
The president consoled the Sharibu family and assured the parents that the federal government would do its utmost for the safety and security of their daughter.
“I convey my emotion, the strong commitment of my administration and the solidarity of all Nigerians to you and your family as we will do our best to bring your daughter home in peace and safety,” President Buhari told her.
He assured the mother that his heart was with her family, as that of the entire nation which continues to pray for the safe return of “our daughter, Leah.”
Recall that Rebecca Sharibu who is the mother of Leah Sharibu called on the federal government to do everything in bringing back her daughter.
The Punch reports that she also denied taking the government to court or demanding N500 million as being reported.
Leah was one of the 110 female students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, abducted by Boko Haram in February.
Rebecca who spoke during a press conference burst into tears as she recalled that Boko Haram terrorists had reportedly given the government an October deadline to meet their demands.
She said: “I am here on behalf of my family, particularly me and my husband to plead with the entire world, most especially the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, to please do whatever they can to ensure that Leah is released.
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“A threat has been sent out that with effect from October 2018, Leah Sharibu would be next in line to be killed. I am pleading with the Federal Government to do whatever they feel should be done to release Leah before the expiration of the ultimatum.
“Monday (tomorrow) will be October 1. It is our desire that anybody that can do anything to free Leah should do that. We thank the entire world, most especially Nigerians for standing with the family and for their prayers on our behalf.”
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