- The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria, expresses concerns that abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu might be in danger if the ultimatum given by Boko Haram regarding her release expires
- Reverend Yakubu Pam, the chairman of the association, expresses the hope that the federal government will negotiate with the insurgents for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl
- The clergy man questions why Leah should be left behind when other children she was abducted with had been released
The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (NCAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action to rescue Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram custody before the deadline given by the insurgents expire.
Reverend Yakubu Pam, the chairman of the association, made the appeal on Friday, October 12, in Abuja, when expressing concerns that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl might be executed as threatened by Boko Haram.
“We have heard what the abductors have said, we are here together as religious leaders and traditional rulers to appeal to the conscience of the abductors of these innocent girls.
“We heard next week is the deadline to execute the girls but we don’t know, but we are here to make an appeal to them and we pray that God speaks to their heart so that they can release these innocent girls,” Pam pleaded.
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Reverend Pam who was in the company of other NCAN members, expressed hope that the federal government would negotiate with the insurgents for the release of Leah Sharibu, adding that the abducted school girl was being held on account of her faith.
“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.
Meanwhile, 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.
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