The federal government of Nigeria has debunked the rumours that Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl in Boko Haram custody, is dead.
A few months back, a video went viral that she has been killed, but the government has released a statement that her release is still being negotiated and she’s very much alive.
In a statement released by the president media assistant, Mr Garba Shehu build up the confidence of Nigerians that the Buhari led administration has not relaxed over the release of Sharibu who is the only Christian, yet to be released by the terrorist group because of her beliefs.
The federal government is not resting but developing a diverse strategy that could hopefully lead to her release.
“Lines of communications remain open with the kidnappers, ISWAP, to secure the release of Leah Sharibu.”, he added.
Against the rumour circulating that she’s dead, he said she’s alive from report gotten from the security agency report, and the government is dedicated to her safety as well as other hostages to their homes.
We are not encouraging negotiating with terrorist and kidnappers, but the government is trying device means to see that Leah Sharibu returns safely.
He concluded by appealing to Nigerians and her family to exercise patience to let the government do their best and pray that the efforts come to success.