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We redouble efforts for Leah’s return – Buhari

BY Oluwaseun Sonde

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President Muhammed Buhari has said that his administration will redouble its efforts for Leah’s return after holding hostage for two years by the terrorists group Boko Haram.

In a statement signed by the President and Commander-in Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammed Buhari on Tuesday, on the second anniversary of Dapchi, two years ago, 110 innocent children from the town of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by the terrorists of Boko Haram.

107 survived the ordeal, all but one Leah Sharibu, have returned to their families. Now aged 16, Leah remains in the hands of the terrorists, they said because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.

“As we redouble our efforts for Leah’s return, we can never allow the terrorists to divide us – Christian against Muslim, Muslim against Christian. We are all Sons of Abraham. And all Nigerians have the same worth and rights before the law, and before God”, he said.

He stated that as the government for and of all Nigerians, that no person has the right to force another to change their faith against their will and that all life is sacred.

“This government continues and seeks to secure the release of all children and captives of terrorists and do so regardless of their creed or the name of their creator.


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