IGP's Comment On Dapchi Christian Girl Misunderstood - Police Spokesman

IGP's Comment On Dapchi Christian Girl Misunderstood - Police Spokesman

"A total of 111 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi on 19 February 2018". While we rejoice that nearly all the girls have been released, we are heavily saddened that our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu is still been held because of her faith, ' the spokesman said.

Sharibu was said to have been held back because she refused to convert from Christianity to Islam.

"I am supposed to go to Dapchi today, but because I learned that that schoolgirl, Leah, may be released today, that was why to shelve my trip to the town", he said.

National police chief Ibrahim Idris told reporters Saturday in Maiduguri, capital of neighbouring Borno State, the girl "may be released today".

But the Force in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood denied having any information about Sheribu's release.

Muslims also openly denounced Boko Haram as heretical and called their tactics un-Islamic in the wake of their refusal to release Sharibu.

"The truth is very obvious that the destructive project of Boko Haram is very much targetted at Christians".

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This had created some confusion as the freed girls had reported that five of them had died during the abduction, with another one still with the terrorists.

"The military was caught off guard in Dapchi and the girls kidnapping raised questions over the government's consinstant claims of defeating the group".

"The town is in high spirits and full of anticipation", Goni said.

The 105 rescued Dapchi schoolgirls have reunited with their families amidst celebrations after their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.The parents, relations and well-wishers hit the town as the girls roll out of the luxury buses that brought them back into the town from the airport.

Briefing journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat in Kaduna on Monday, the CNNC noted with concern the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls after the Chibok saga and demanded freedom for all kidnapped girls.

Mohammed also reiterated his earlier stance that no ransom was paid for the release of the girls.

While a 2015 offensive launched by Buhari successfully reclaimed swathes of territory back from the jihadists in Nigeria, the group still stages deadly attacks on both military targets and civilians.

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