Christian Dapchi Girl: Buhari Breaks Silence On Leah’s Captivity
Ever wondered why there has been so much silence about the Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram custody?
President Muhammadu Buhari told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, something about the girl that Boko Haram has refused to return like it did to others.
He made the latest revelations about Leah at a meeting with the head of the Anglican Communion in England on Wednesday.
Leah is said to have declined demands from the terrorists to renounce Christianity, standing firm on her faith.
Her refusal had deprived her of her freedom when other girls were returned.
But President Buhari told Archbishop Welby that his administration was dealing with the issue quietly.
“We are managing the matter quietly. Making noise would not help.
"We are collecting as much intelligence as possible, working with the Red Cross and other international organisations.
"There are too many fraudulent people around, who claim they can do this and that.
"We won’t deal with them.
"That was how we got the Dapchi girls back, and the Chibok girls," he said, again, giving indications that negotiation was what his administration had totally opted for.
Archbishop Welby in response said it was always a delight to see President Buhari. He also assured the President of his support.
He did not fail to wish the 75-year-old Nigerian leader well, as he sought a second term in office, a declaration he made on the same day he left Nigeria for the United Kingdom.
“You have my best wishes on your recent decision.
"I read your declaration speech.
"We are neutral as a church, but we will pray for you. Great statesmen are those who run for the good of their country. We will be praying for you,” the Archbishop reassured President Buhari.