Author: Kess Ewubare UPDATED: A DAY AGO Category: Local news
– Rebecca Sharibu calls on the federal government to free her daughter from Boko Haram captivity
- President Buhari vows to ensure urgent release of the remaining Dapchi girl still being held by the insurgents
Dapchi parents says they were joyous over the return of their abducted children
Leah Sharibu, the only Christian Dapchi girl that was held back by Boko Haram insurgents for refusing to renounce Christianity has urged her family to pray for her. The Nation reports that the mother of the schoolgirl, Rebecca Sharibu, said her daughter sent a message through the released schoolgirls asking her family to pray for the will of God to be done in her life.
“The released girls told us that the insurgents insist that my daughter must denounce her religion. But she told them she has no single knowledge of Islam and can’t be. She was then left out of the Dapchi trip on the condition that any day she accepts Islam she will be released.
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“Leah, we were told was left with three other Boko Haram women there and she sends message that we should pray for the Will of Gods to be done in her life,” Rebecca said. The mother of the missing girl begged the federal government to free her daughter from the captivity of the insurgents.
“So I plead that Government and the negotiation team should revisit the terms of the agreement to enhance the release of my daughter.
“Everybody has his religion and no one should be compelled to practice a religion he or she never wishes to,” she said. In a related report, 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. NAIJ.com 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.
The president assured 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. Meanwhile, parents of abducted Dapchi girls who were released by Boko Haram have said the terrorists told them not to send their children back to western education.
NAIJ.com had reported that the girls were released by the terrorists on Wednesday, March 21. Security operatives were not available as the terrorists reportedly drove into Dapchi town where residents celebrated the return of their children and praised President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Premium Times, the terrorists took their time to preach to the residents. Kachalla Bukar, who is the secretary of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls’ parents’ group, said he was on hand to receive the girls and even took pictures with the terrorists.
Street Gist: Mixed reactions trail Boko Haram’s release of Dapchi Girls on NAIJ.com TV Source: Naija.ng