In response to alleged claims milling round that Leah Sharibu, the Christian student left behind in Boko Haram captivity of the secondary school girls kidnapped by the terrorists some years ago, the Presidency has come out to clear the air on her alleged death as claimed by an aid worker.
On Thursday, a video wherein an aid worker identified as Grace Taku who was kidnapped by Boko Haram claimed that Leah Sharibu was already dead as she pleaded for help went viral.
Taku had claimed Sharibu was killed because Buhari’s administration failed to “do something”.
But in its reaction, the Presidency ostensibly denied the claims.
According to the Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, the Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.
He further revealed that the Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
Tweeting further, he revealed that beside these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others.
”These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making, he says.
”Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals.
See his tweet below.
The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) July 25, 2019