Why We Have Been Unable To Rescue Leah Sharibu – Nigerian Army
Army Speaks On Rescue Of Leah Sharibu, Others
The Nigerian Army has advanced reasons why its operatives have been unable to rescue Leah Sharibu and other victims from Boko Haram despite the massive onslaughts against the insurgents.
The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu while addressing newsmen on the Defence Headquarters Coordinated Joint Operations in Abuja on Monday said the military was being cautious and does not want to put the lives of the victims in danger.
It will be recalled that Leah was among the over 100 students kidnapped by the terrorists at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19th 2018.
Leah was however held back in captivity when other girls were released because she refused to denounce her Christian faith.
While other students were released by the sect members, Leah was held captive because she refused to denounce her Christian faith.
Speaking at the news conference on the prolonged stay of Leah and other victims in Boko Haram custody, Nwachukwu said
“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been treading cautiously because these people are all in the hands of the terrorists and any reckless move may result in their annihilation by the terrorists just to ward off the troops, it is a very complex and risky operation but the troops are working day and night to ensure that they are rescued”.
It will be recalled that the terrorists on Sunday, launched another daring attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital before they were successfully repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army.