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Leah Shabiru To Be Released Soon – Senator

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Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents and still in their custody, would soon regain her freedom.

The assurances were given by Senator Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, while speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.

He disclosed that negotiations were ongoing to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu.

 

She was reportedly not released with others because she refused to denounce her christian faith.

“I want to reassure the distinguished Senators that very serious negotiations is going on and I believe not far from now, she would also be released Insha Allah, the last Dapchi and the remaining Chibok girls,” Ibrahim said.

His submission followed a motion earlier moved by Emmanuel Bwacha, senator representing Taraba south, in which he urged the negotiating team to ensure the release of Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls.

“I rise to raise personal appeal to the negotiating team of the executive that ensured the release of the Dapchi girls. I am doing this to appreciate them for their efforts to get a few of the Chibok girls and 98 percent of the Dapchi girls released,” he said.

“I want to appeal that they should double their efforts so that Nigerians would have hope in the effort they are doing to put confidence in the heart of Nigerians.”

As earlier reported by Naija News, Rev.Dr Supo Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), had called on Nigerians to use the Easter period to pray for the release of Leah and other victims of the Boko Haram insurgents.



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