Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to do all within it power to ensure that the lone Dapchi Girl, Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram captivity is freed and reunited with her parents to celebrate Easter.
He said that it is unfair that all other 104 Dapchi girls are freed with the only girl who refuse to renounce her faith is left the captivity of the insurgents.
He added, “That the Federal Government agreed to such a divisive deal is dangerous, insensitive and unpatriotic.
“Nobody should make a martyr of that small girl. Her ordeal for being a Christian makes many Nigerians to wonder if religion is why the government appears to be foot-dragging in negotiating the release of the Chibok girls, many of whom are Christians.
“The Leah episode is an international embarrassment and it is another heartbreaking proof, plus others like the unchecked killings by Fulani herdsmen, that PMB belongs to some people and not to others.”
According to Punch, Fasehun asked the Sultan of Sokoto and other prominent muslim to pressure Buhari to see to the release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity.
He added, “There is no other way for these Muslim leaders to convince the world of their disagreement with Boko Haram’s philosophy and action than to call for her (Leah’s) immediate return and their denunciation of this gross violation of Leah’s rights to life, belief, movement, conscience and association, as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution, the African Charter and United Nations Conventions.”
Source: Naija News