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We’re Negotiating The Release Of Leah Sharibu, Aid Workers, Dapchi Girls With Boko Haram – Presidency

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In response to these heartbreaking video, the Presidency said: “urgent efforts must be made to secure the release of the captives, including Leah Sharibu and the last of the Dapchi schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist group.”

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigerian, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said he’s disturbed over the new video released by Boko Haram sects, which saw those in captives pleading that they should secure their release.

In response to these heartbreaking video, the Presidency said: “urgent efforts must be made to secure the release of the captives, including Leah Sharibu and the last of the Dapchi schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist group.”

According to the statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, he said, “the federal government noted that the captives included humanitarian aid workers and a religious leader.”

The statement further said, “The responsible government agency has briefed the Presidency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.”

“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Besides these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about — Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others.

“These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.

“Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see a reason not to visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals. Government is working.”

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