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Anticipation grows as IGP reveals Leah Sharibu already on her way back

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, says the remaining Dapchi student, Leah Sharibu, who was reportedly not released along with her classmates for refusing to denounce her Christian faith, is on her way back home.

The IGP confirmed this on Saturday in an interview with journalists at the Military Command and Control Center in Maiduguri where he visited the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole.

He said he had been scheduled to travel to Dapchi but shelved the trip so as not to jeopardize her release.

Just one day ago, Aisha Wakil, commonly referred to as Mama Boko Haram, had revealed that Miss Sharibu would be released soon. She also spoke about her central role in facilitating the release of the other Dapchi girls.

The Yobe state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had also urged the Federal Government to do all it can to secure her release.

Read also: Christian captive Leah Sharibu would soon be released- ‘Mama Boko Haram’ (Video)

110 students (all girls) were abducted from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, in Yobe state on February 19, 2018.

However, after negotiations, 104 of them and two other abductees – a boy and a girl— were released on March 21.

Unfortunately, five of the girls were said to have died while in captivity.

The freed children were flown to Abuja where they met with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

 

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