By Ben Agande
Kaduna—Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has called on the Federal Government to rescue Leah Sharibu and other Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents and reunite them with their families.
In a statement issued in Kaduna, yesterday, ACF noted that the recent audio message of Leah Sharibu was received with a mixture of “grief and hope” and urged the Federal Government to intensity efforts to rescue her.
The statement signed by National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim-Biu, also urged all Nigerians not to lose hope in the rescue of the only abducted Dapchi girl in captivity.
The statement read: “The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has received with grief and hope the audio voice alleged to be that of the Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, still in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists that abducted the Dapchi girls in February this year.
“If the audio is truly of Leah, it gives hope that the girl is still alive and may be released some day. The assurance given by the Federal Government that the security agencies are decoding the alleged audio cassette to verify its authenticity is a welcome development and heartening.
“ACF, however, urges the Federal Government to not only fast track the process of verification of the audio, but also utilize its intelligence to trace and rescue Leah and other Chibok girls that have been in the terrorist’s den for the past four years.
“ACF also appeals to Nigerians to be prayerful and hopeful for the successful rescue of our kidnapped girls and many others in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.”