Dapchi: Boko Haram set to release Christian girl, Leah Sharibu - IGP

Dapchi: Boko Haram set to release Christian girl, Leah Sharibu - IGP

Dapchi: Boko Haram set to release Christian girl, Leah Sharibu - IGP

Upon arrival in Dapchi, Yobse State, on Sunday afternoon, they were taken to the assembly hall of their school, Government Girls Science and Technical college, Dapchi, where officials had to profile them before they are allowed to go home with their patents.

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Religious leaders in Nigeria demand that Boko Haram release a schoolgirl who they've kept, despite releasing 104 others, for refusing to renounce Christ and become Muslim.

IGP Idris disclosed this on yesterday during on courtesy call on the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Rogers Nicholas, at the command and control centre of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

"I am supposed to go to Dapchi today, let me be honest with you but because of the girl (Leah Sharibu) that I learnt here will be released today", he said.

"There is so much expectation in the town following the news that the last remaining girl will be released", Kachalla Bukar, father of one of the schoolgirls recently freed, told AFP late Saturday by phone from the town in the northeastern state of Yobe.

The Force also said the IG was misunderstood and misquoted.

The latest mass kidnapping from the town of Dapchi was an embarrassment for Buhari whose government has repeatedly claimed that the Boko Haram extremist group is close to defeat.

Five others are unaccounted for and are presumed to have died.

As 105 of the girls were released on Wednesday, he too got his freedom, said Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information and Culture.

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

The 105 rescued Dapchi schoolgirls have reunited with their families amidst celebrations after their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.The parents, relations and well-wishers hit the town as the girls roll out of the luxury buses that brought them back into the town from the airport.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted schools giving a so-called Western education in the mainly-Muslim region as part of an insurgency that has killed at least 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million since 2009.

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