The senator representing Yobe East, Bukar Ibrahim, on Thursday disclosed that Boko Haram would “not far from now” release the Dapchi schoolgirl still in their captivity, Leah Sharibu.
Sharibu, a Christian girl was among the students abducted from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi area of Yobe state.
The terrorists recently released all the girls but refused to release Sharibu for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Ibrahim disclosed that “very serious negotiations” are ongoing to ensure the release of Sharibu.
He said, “I want to reassure the distinguished Senator that very serious negotiations is going on and I believe not far from now, she would also be released Insha Allah, the last Dapchi and the remaining Chibok girls.”
Also speaking, the senator representing Taraba South, Emmanuel Bwacha, appealed to the negotiating team to ensure the release of Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls.
“I rise to raise personal appeal to the negotiating team of the executive that ensured the release of the Dapchi girls. I am doing this to appreciate them for their efforts to get a few of the Chibok girls and 98 percent of the Dapchi girls released.
“I want to appeal that they should double their efforts so that Nigerians would have hope in the effort they are doing to put confidence in the heart of Nigerians,” he said.