After the viral audio release in which Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi school girl in Boko Haram captivity was heard pleading with President Buhari to secure her release, the presidency has now reacted to the trending audio.
The young girl who has been in captivity for nearly 7 months now by a breakaway faction from Boko Haram called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), also pleaded with Nigerians to assist her family at their time of suffering.
Speaking on the viral audio, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who was asked how much longer Leah will be in the captivity this morning on Channels TV, said only God can determine when she would return home.
”I think that question can only be answered by God but I believe that God is interested in that young girl and will ensure that she is preserved. By the time the video clip we have now is verified, One would be sure it is her actually and when that is determined, we should all be glad that she is alive. When will she return? By the grace of God, government is working on it, working at it and we believe she will be back.”
He added that President Buhari had always maintained that his government would do everything possible, including paying money, to ensure that the abducted girls are released. Here’s a video of his reaction to the audio release today;