Dapchi schoolgirl: Anglican Communion Expresses Worry Over Leah Sharibu
The DIOCESE on the Niger, (Anglican Communion) has called on the Federal Government to expedite action and ensure that Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl of the Government Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State who is still in custody of the Boko Haram regains freedom.
Bishop on the Niger, Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo said at a news conference that the continuous abduction of Sharibu by the Boko Haram insurgents had confirmed the plan by the present government to Islamise Nigeria.
Sharibu was among the 110 students abducted by the terrorists but was not released because she refused to convert to Islam.
The Anglican Communion challenged President Buhari to prove that he is not working on Islamisation agenda by ensuring the immediate and unconditional release of the school girl.
Nwokolo said that the continuous attacks by the herdsmen in some parts of Nigeria are another signs that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government is out to Islamize the country.
“Why is this girl still in the Boko Haram cell by now? Just because she is a Christian,” the bishop queried.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that he is dialoguing with Sharibu’s captors and would soon secure the release of the girl.