Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free one more kidnapped girl


Expressing delight over her stance, the girl's father prayed for her safe return.

"According to the girls, they were released because they were Muslims".

"Evidence available to Amnesty International suggests that there are insufficient troops deployed in the area, and that an absence of patrols and the failure to respond to warnings and engage with Boko Haram contributed to this tragedy", Ojigho said. Four of the abducted had broken limbs and all of them had skin infections of some kind, he said.

Leah Sharibu refused to accept Islam, resisting the entreaties of her classmates to pretend to do so, her parents learned from a conversation with her friends, the Guardianreports. We all rushed there to receive her.

The NAC Presidential aspirant lamented that, "it was unfortunate that Leah is being subjected to further physical and psychological trauma because she insisted on holding on to her religious faith, which is Christianity".

The president, who was speaking when he received the released Dapchi schoolgirls at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, also said efforts were being made to secure the release of every abducted citizen in Nigeria. President Buhari should tell the whole world.

When Boko Haram returned the Dapchi girls on Wednesday, Leah's mother fainted when she realized her daughter was not among them.

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One hundred and five out of the one hundred and eleven girls initially abducted were released, along with two primary school children.

"We still have one more student of Dapchi that has not returned home".

He said, "I am saying that government should look at our security apparatus; if it can not ensure adequate security in our schools in the North-East; let it stop running boarding schools".

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

"Then they told us that we must never return our girls to western school again; we said we will do as said". Almost four years later, about 100 of them have never returned home. Their abductors brought them, dropped them outside the school and left, without talking to anyone.

The extremist group Boko Haram stormed Dapchi on February 19, abducting 111 schoolgirls.

The Dapchi mass abduction caused a fresh round of outrage, especially about over the lack of protection of schools in a region where Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of people over almost a decade. "This strategy paid off as the girls have been released without any incidents", he said.