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Dapchi Girls Buhari promises to free Christian student held by Boko Haram

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Leah Sharibu's father wants her home for Easter play

Leah Sharibu refused to convert from Christianity to Islam

(SaharaReporters)

President Buhari has promised to secure the release of the Christian girl, Leah Sharibu, still held by Boko Haram.

This is coming after members of Dapchi community called on the President to ensure that the young girl is released.

According to reports, Miss Sharibu was not released along with her peers because she refused to convert from her Christian religion to Islam.

Nata, the father of the girl, said that he got the information from the girls who were released, adding that he is proud of his daughter’s decision.

Speaking to newsmen, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that “The Buhari administration will not relent in efforts to bring Leah Sharibu safely back home to her parents as it has done for the other girls after she was held back by the terrorists over her decision, as reported, not to convert from Christianity to Islam.

“President Buhari is fully conscious of his duty under the constitution to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic background or geopolitical location and will not shirk in this responsibility.

“The President is equally mindful of the fact that true followers of Islam all over the world respect the injunction that there is no compulsion in religion.

“To this effect, no one or group can its religion on another.”

“His heart goes out to the isolated parents who must watch others rejoice while their own daughter is still away.

“The lone Dapchi Girl, Leah, will not be abandoned.

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“President Buhari assures the Sharibu family that he will continue to do all he can to ensure that they also have cause to rejoice with their daughter soon,” Shehu added.

FG condemns PDP, conspiracy theories

The Federal Government recently condemned the conspiracy theories that have trailed Boko Haram's abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe.

Garba Shehu likened it to the public reaction towards the 9/11 attacks in the United States of America.

The presidential spokesman said the same thing happened in America when ex-President George W. Bush, was accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed 2,977 victims.

He also accused the PDP of resorting to dishonest tactics simply because they planned to politicise the abduction of the girls.

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