ABUJA— Senator representing Yobe East, Bukar Ibrahim, said yesterday, that very serious negotiations were currently ongoing to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, still in the custody of Boko Haram.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, Ibrahim said Sharibu would be released not far from now.
“I want to reassure the distinguished Senators that very serious negotiations are going on and I believe not far from now, she would also be released Insha Allah, the last Dapchi and the remaining Chibok girls,” the Yobe senator said.
Moving a motion earlier, Emmanuel Bwacha, the senator representing Taraba South, urged the negotiating team to ensure the release of Sharibu and the remaining Chibok schoolgirls.
He said: “I rise to raise personal appeal to the negotiating team of the executive that ensured the release of the Dapchi girls. I am doing this to appreciate them for their efforts to get a few of the Chibok girls and 98 percent of the Dapchi girls released.
“I want to appeal that they should double their efforts so that Nigerians would have hope in the effort they are doing to put confidence in the hearts of Nigerians.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had, while playing host to the 105 students released by Boko Haram last week, assured the nation that he would not relent until Leah Sharibu was release.