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ICC Note: The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians has begged their president, Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure the safe return of Leah Sharibu. Leah is the only living girl of the 110 Dapchi girls that was not released on March 21. She was kept because she was the only Christian among those taken.

03/27/2018 Nigeria (All Africa) – The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, CNNC, Monday called on President Muhammad Buhari to do all within his powers to rescue Miss Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl yet-to- be released by Boko Haram insurgents after the Dapchi school girls’ abduction.

At a briefing in Kaduna, spokesman of the group, Larry Yammai said while it expressed joy with the parents of the other Dapchi girls over the release of their daughters, the hanging fate of the Christian girl still in captivity was a cause for concern.

Yammai said while the group rejoiced that other Dapchi students had been released and reunited with their families, the fate of Sharibu was still hanging in uncertainty.

“CNNC notes with great concern the abduction of yet another set of school girls. While we rejoice that almost all the girls have been released, we are heavily saddened that our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu is still been held because of her faith.

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