By Sam Eyoboka
LAGOS—THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Abuja,Tuesday, again pleaded with the Federal Government to ensure the release of the only Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is spending nine month in captivity of IS-backed Boko Haram led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
Chairman of Northern CAN, Rev. Yakubu Pam, in a telephone interview with Vanguard said: “Honestly, the issue of Leah Sharibu is the heart of the security of this nation because that young lady has undergone a lot of humiliation and I think the Federal Government should now do the needful by ensuring the safe release of the girl no matter the cost.
“It is not that she is not alive, it has been established that she’s alive. It is not that she has not been communicating, there has been communication. Why can’t the Federal Government or the nation’s security apparatus do whatever it’ll take to release this girl for the sake of the unity of this country?
“They should bring this girl out by whatever way they can do it. We know they can do it. They have the capacity to do it.
Honestly, I advise the Federal Government to, whatever they can do, ensure her release, at least before the year ends.
“Let her release be a New Year surprise for the nation which had stood still in awe praying and pleading with the government for the girl’s release to reduce the trauma of her parents who had over nine months lived with burden of emptiness.”