The presidency has reacted to a trending video of an abducted worker claiming that Leah Sharibu has been killed. She was among the 110 girls that were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group on February 19, 2018, in their school, Government Girls' Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State.
Also, on Wednesday, the same Boko Haram terrorist group released a short video clip of six (6) aid workers that were abducted by the terrorist group.
In the video, within the short period of speech granted them, one of the aid workers who identified herself as Grace has appealed to the presidency and the federal government to do all they can to secure their release. She further that stated that Leah Sharibu alongside other women that were taken have been killed since nothing was done concerning them.
Leah Sharibu was the only Dapchi girl out of the 110 that was not released by the Boko Haram sect because she refused to denounce her Christian faith.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said:
‘’The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.
“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Besides 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. ”