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Leah Sheribu’s Family Worry Over Police Comments

Written By: SD Reporter


The family of abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sheribu, has been left in more turmoil, following a confession at the weekend by police authorities that they do not have any information on when the student would be released by Boko Haram.

Leah Sheribu was among 110 students abducted from Dapchi Government Secondary School in Yobe State on  February 19, but is still being held captive by Boko Haram even after 104 others were released last Wednesday.

Initially, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris said in Maiduguri on Saturday that Sheribu would be released same day, but a statement in Abuja on Sunday by force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood denied any information about her release.

Moshood also said the IG was misunderstood and misquoted, adding: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last Dapchi school girl will be released soon.

“The Statement of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted. The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released Dapchi School girls expected back home in Yobe State today but could not arrive due to weather condition.

“The IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition. The Force wishes the members of the public and the media disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant.

“The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl. This press release should be taken as the true position of the IGP’s statement.”

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