SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has stated that efforts are on to ensure the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released, Leah Sharibu.
Mohammed told journalists in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday that negotiations are on for the release of the abducted schoolgirl noting that she will not be abandoned by the Federal Government.
“We are yet to resolve the issue of six girls. 111 girls were kidnapped, 105 were returned and we are busy on daily basis asking and negotiating and asking what happened to those five officially at least and then what is delaying the young girl, Leah Sharibu.
“Negotiations with insurgents are quite tortuous and complicated at times but I can assure you we are not leaving her to her fate and those who should do are busy daily working on her release,” the Minister said.
THEWILL recalls that terrorists abducted 111 girls from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on February.
One hundred and five of them were released on March 21 but Sharibu, a Christian girl, was held back following her refusal to denounce her faith.
Sharibu’s continued captivity has continued to generate reactions from Nigerians who demand more positive action from government to ensure her release, alongside Chibok schoolgirls who are still in Boko Haram’s custody.