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We are doing our best to ensure Leah Sharibu is released – FG

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The Federal Government on Thursday reassured Nigerians that it was doing its best to ensure the safe release of Leah Sharibu , the only kidnapped Dapchi school girl still in Boko Haram captivity.The Minister of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the reassurance at the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church , Oro , his home town near Ilorin in Kwara state

Speaking to newsmen after the centenary anniversary thanksgiving mass, the minister said Leah , abducted by Boko Haram , is dear to the government.

“ Nigerians should appreciate that any of our citizens , either boy or girl , Muslim or Christian is dear to us .

“ We do not look at Leah Sharibu either as Christian or Muslim , but as a precious daughter of the country .

“ We are doing our best to ensure her safe release and be reunited with her family members, ” he said .

Boko Haram abducted Leah Sharibu and 109 other girls from their school in Dapchi on February 19 , 2018 .

( NAN )

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