I pressured Boko Haram to release schoolgirls - Aisha Wakil

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has revealed that Boko Haram has agreed to release the remaining Dachi girl who refused to convert to Islam.

She said after much persuasion and pressure from her, the sect finally agreed to free the girls.

Wakil, who has in the past played a major role in the release of other captives of Boko Haram, stated this in an interview with Channels Television.

She said, "I mounted pressure, I keep on begging them. I really pleaded.

"They promised me they were gonna release them that I shouldn’t bother myself, I shouldn’t cry, so I was very happy [when they did]. I thank God."

On February 19, 2018, a Boko Haram faction stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State and kidnapped 110 girls, an incident similar to the abduction of 276 Chibok girls in Borno State in 2014

Following negotiations with the Federal Government, in which Wakil was believed to be a major player, the terrorists returned 104 girls to Dapchi.

Multiple reports claimed that four of the girls died in captivity from trauma while Boko Haram failed to return one, Leah Sharibu, because she refused to denounce Christianity and convert to Islam.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, however, disclosed on Saturday, March 24, that the terrorists have agreed to release Sharibu.

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