Why we’ve not rescued Leah Sharibu, others, by DHQ

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja


The Defence Headquarters has explained the delay in the rescue of Leah Sharibu and some aid workers abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast.

Sharibu was abducted on February 19, 2018 by insurgents at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College Dapchi in Yobe State alongside other 109 girls but remains in captivity after other victims were released for refusing to denounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.

Christian leaders in the North under the aegis of the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) on Sunday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to present Sharibu to the Christian community as their Christmas gift.

But the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who addressed reporters on the Defence Headquarters Coordinated Joint Operations, stated that the rescue operation has lingered because troops are cautious not to put the lives of the victims, including Sharibu in…

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