By Ekamma UBA, Senior Staff Investigator.
PARENTS of the remaining DAPCHI girl, Leah Sharibu in the custody of Boko Haram insurgent may have to wait a little longer before they can set their eyes on their daughter again. This followed the recent position of the Police high authorities which said they were yet to ascertain when and how Miss Leah would be set free from captivity after a statement credited to the Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris saying that Leah would soon be released. Miss Leah Sharibu was among the 106 students of DAPCHI that were abducted on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram insurgents. She was reported to have vehemently refused renouncing Christianity as a condition for her release. So, while her colleagues were released, she was held behind until she do a rethink. But a resolute Leah had sent a message to her parents and the Christian community at large to pray for her adding she would rather die in captivity than embrace Islam
as a religion. But debunking the media report credited to the IGP and stating the position of the Police authorities, the Force image maker, ACP Jimoh Moshood said his boss was grossly misquoted. He said, “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last DAPCHI school girl will be released soon. The Statement of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted. The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released DAPCHI School girls expected back home in Yobe State today but could not arrive due to weather condition. The IGP could not also proceed to DAPCHI because of same weather condition. The Force wishes the members of the public and the media disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant. The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last DAPCHI school girl. This release should be taken as the true position of the IGP’s statement. The media are hereby enjoined to correct their records and publication, please.”