FG still committed to rescuing Leah Sharibu – Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has again reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to secure the safe release of Leah Sharibu, Lone Dapchi school girl in Boko Haram captivity.

The Vice President said this over the weekend during a town hall meeting with some Nigerians in New York, United States.

He stressed that over 108 girls have been rescued so far, and added that community policing can effectively tackle the nation’s security challenges including kidnappings.

“There are cases that are as important as other cases that have received worldwide attention. But at the same time, when you measure it against the performance of girls that have been freed till date, over 108 Christian girls.

“We shouldn’t say it’s Christian religious freedom, but who is responsible for kidnapping is committing an economic crime. To solve the problem, we need community, we need the state police,” he said.

Leah Sharibu was one of 110 students abducted by the Boko Haram sect from a government secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe state.

While other abducted students were later freed by the terrorists after negotiations with the federal government, Leah Sharibu was held back for allegedly refusing to denounce her christian faith.

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