President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his undying commitment to the save return of the only Dapchi school girls still in captivity as he was to the girls’ freedom when all 110 of them were in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.
According to the statement, Shehu stated that the president would not relent until the last girl, Leah Sharibu, like the other girls is brought back home safely to her parents.
after she was held back by the terrorists over her decision, as reported, not to convert from Christianity to Islam.
The statement read, “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 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.
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.
“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.”
It might interest you to know that the Nigerian Senate has urged the Nigerian Army and the Federal Government to ensure the release of the last Dapchi girl still in Boko Haram captivity