Nigeria’s Presidency has reacted to the viral audio release in which Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi school girl in Boko Haram captivity was heard pleading with President Buhari to secure her release.
Leah who has been held captive for 7 months now by a breakaway faction from Boko Haram called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), also pleaded with Nigerians to assist her family at their time of suffering.
Reacting to the audio release, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who was asked how much longer Leah will be in the captivity this morning on Channels TV, said only God can determine when she would return home.
”I think that question can only be answered by God but I believe that God is interested in that young girl and will ensure that she is preserved. By the time the video clip we have now is verified, One would be sure it is her actually and when that is determined, we should all be glad that she is alive. When will she return? By the grace of God, government is working on it, working at it and we believe she will be back.”
He added that President Buhari had always maintained that his government would do everything possible, including paying money, to ensure that the abducted girls are released. Here’s a video of his reaction to the audio release today;
This is coming after it was reported that the Presidency said it was aware of an audio recording in which Leah Sharibu, the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl held captive by a faction of the Boko Haram, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to help free her.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, revealed this via his Twitter handle on Monday after the recording was exclusively published by online media organisation, TheCable. According to Shehu, the Department of State Services (DSS) is investigating the clip and the Federal Government will work on the outcome of the investigation