Northern Christian Group Urges Buhari To Ensure Leah Sharibu's Release

Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free one more kidnapped girl

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The Nigeria Police Force, in reaction to some media reports that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, stated that the last Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, will be released soon, has declared that the IGP was "misunderstood and misquoted".

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, the CNNC media and publicity secretary, Larry Yammai said it has become obvious that the destruction project of Boko Haram is very much targeted at Christians.

The kidnapping of at least 110 school girls in Dapchi last month had raised questions about the military's repeated claims that the Islamist militants are on the verge of defeat, after almost nine years of bitter fighting. "We urge the leadership and members of the group to re-examine its ideological base", Muslim Rights Concern said, according to Crux.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo said local Christians are grieved over the murder of the five school girls, and outraged over Boko Haram's persecution of Sharibu for her faith in Christ.

While all the girls have been released by the sect and reunited with their parents, Leah is still being held because she refused to renounce her faith.

The Nigeria Police have denied having any information on when Leah Sheribu would be released.

But in a backtrack on Sunday, Moshood said the IGP was misunderstood.

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"Both Boko Haram groups are violent, but only differ on their target". She also spoke about her central role in facilitating the release of the other Dapchi girls.

A total of 113 children were seized from the school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, on February 19, all of them schoolgirls except for a girl and boy of primary school age.

"The military was caught off guard in Dapchi and the girls kidnapping raised questions over the government's consinstant claims of defeating the group".

The chairman of the abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls, Bashir Manzo, also confirmed that Leah was being brought back.

While some of the Chibok girls have been freed in exchange for ransom and the release of top Boko Haram commanders, a total of 112 remain in captivity.

"Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed all security agencies to do everything possible to bring the girls back unharmed".

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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