Rescued Dapchi girls reunite with families

Politics Boko Haram 'Returning To Dapchi With Leah Sharibu' - TheCable

Politics Boko Haram 'Returning To Dapchi With Leah Sharibu' - TheCable

"We got the news that she was on her way", he said.

Leaders of the congress lamented the circumstances surrounding the abduction and release of the Dapchi schoolgirls, saying for one of the victims, Miss Leah Sharibu, to still be held in captivity because of her Christian faith was an indication that the destruction project of Boko Haram was targeted at Christians.

The schoolgirls had been kidnapped from Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School by terrorists on February 19, 2018, during an attack on their school but 105 were released on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to wild jubilation in Dapchi.

"I am supposed to go to Dapchi today, let me be honest with you but because of the girl (Leah Sharibu) that I learnt here will be released today", he said.

A spokesman for the group, Larry Yammai, said at a briefing in Kaduna that while it shared joy with the parents of the other Dapchi girls over the release of their daughters last week, there was concern for the remaining Christian girl still in captivity.

Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Saturday, told reporters in Maduguri that he had to delay his flight to Dapchi, Yobe State so that Boko Haram does not misconstrue his visit.

But reacting, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Sunday, regretted that some media reports misconstrued the statement credited to the nation's police boss partly because residents of the area anxiously awaited the safe return of the already released students.

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And then he had this to add for Boko Haram.

"The town is in high spirits and full of anticipation", Goni said.

The Dapchi kidnapping revived painful memories in Nigeria of the April 2014 abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, a town also in the northeast, which caused global outrage.

Mohammed also reiterated his earlier stance that no ransom was paid for the release of the girls.

He pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to leave by his words in ensuring that Leah is released without any further conditions to enable her continue with her education.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targetted schools giving a so-called Western education in the region as part of an insurgency that has killed at least 20,000 people since 2009.

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