Photos: FG delegation visits Leah Sharibu’s Family
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured the families of Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu and two aid workers, abducted by Boko Haram, that the Federal Government is not resting until there release is secured.
The minister gave the assurance on Friday when his three member Federal Government delegation met with Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, Mother of Leah, in Dapchi, Yobe state, as well as other members of their family at an emotion-laden ceremony.
The delegation, includes Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, who also oversees Women Affairs, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadija Abba Bukar Ibrahim,
Lai Mohammed said President Buhari delegated them as a follow-up to his phone call to Leah’s mother couple of days ago, adding that the government will not rest until Leah has been reunited with her family.
Earlier, the delegation also met with the families of the three aid workers who were abducted in March 2018. At the meeting, which was held in the Borno State Government House, Alhaji Mohammed reassured them of the Government’s efforts to secure the release of the two that remained in captivity, Alice Loksha and Amina Liman.
He also condoled with the parents of the third aid worker, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed, who was killed by her abductors last month.
The Minister said this is a trying time for the government and people of Borno State, but praised the government’s resilience in tackling the challenges arising from the Boko Haram insurgency.
Visibly excited students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, from where Leah and about 109 of her colleagues were abducted on 19 Feb. 2018, trooped out to welcome the delegation when the chopper that ferried them to Dapchi landed in the school premises.