Boko Haram insurgents allegedly rejected the ransom offered by the Federal Government for the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still held hostage out of the 110 students kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, in 2018.
This was reported by Daily Trust who gathered from sources within the presidency on Sunday and reported on Monday, February 17, 2020.
According to Daily Trust report, after taking weeks to complete one line of message between the FG, the terrorists and third parties, the Boko Haram who had demanded a specific sum of money from the government, changed their minds just when the FG was about to deliver the ransom and held on to Sharibu instead.
“while the Federal Government remains strongly committed to securing the release of Leah and all other identified and unidentified abductees, by any means necessary, the terrorists chose much earlier after Leah’s abduction to use her to fan religious embers and cause devastating division in the country. And that was why the terrorists rejected the ransom government security agencies prepared to pay for Leah’s release.” a source said.
“because the president has set a firm target and resolve to ensure the freedom of Leah and others by any means necessary.”