The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured the families of kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu and two abducted aid workers that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned to secure their release.
The minister gave the assurance on Friday, 12th of October, when he led a three-member Federal Government delegation to Maiduguri, in Borno State and Dapchi in Yobe State.
In Dapchi, the delegation, which included the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, who also oversees Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Abba Ibrahim, met with Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, Mother of Leah, as well as other members of their family at an emotion-laden ceremony.
Mohammed said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, 13th of October that President Muhammadu Buhari sent the delegation as a follow-up to his phone call to Leah’s mother a few days ago, adding that the government will not rest until Leah has been reunited with her family.
The statement said that excited students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, from where Leah and about 109 of her colleagues were abducted on February 19, 2018, trooped out to welcome the delegation when the chopper that ferried them to Dapchi landed in the school premises.
Earlier, the statement also said that delegation also met with the families of the three aid workers who were abducted in March 2018.
At the meeting, which was said to have held in the Borno State Government House, Mohammed reassured them of the Government’s efforts to secure the release of the two that remained in captivity, Alice Loksha and Amina Liman.
He also condoled with the parents of the third aid worker, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed, who was killed by her abductors last month.
The Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Usman Durkwa, who received the delegation, expressed gratitude to President Buhari for sending the delegation to the state, saying this shows that the President is a true leader.
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