One Held Hostage As BBOG Welcomes Release Of Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls

#BringBackOurGirls Campaigners

ONE of the schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi by Boko Haram terrorists on February 19, has not been released.

Named Liya Sharibu, her father, Sharibu Nata confirmed this when he spoke to RayPower 100.5 FM on Wednesday.

Sharibu said his daughter, according to information at his disposal, was held hostage on religious ground while she was told to embrace Islam to regain her freedom but she refused.

He said while he was sad that she was not among those released, he is happy she did not announced Christ.

“I’m not in Dapchi, I’m on duty call. I called those in Dapchi and I was informed that my daughter was not released.

“All of them were released. They said some were dead there and my daughter is alive but they said she is a Christian and that is why they cannot release her. They said if she wants to be released until she converts and become a Muslim and she said she will never become a Muslim,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement has welcomed the release of the abducted female students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State.

The group, in a statement by its Spokesperson, Sesugh Akume, however, said it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the return of the girls who were said to have been dropped off by the terrorists in nine vehicles at the center of Dapchi village while one other was dropped in a neighboring village.

The group, in the statement said, “The#BringBackOurGirls movement has been made aware of the cheering news of the return of our missing #DapchiGirls.

“Our movement has confirmed this to be true and the accurate position of things.

“Reports say that five of them may have passed on, and one is still held back. This we are not yet able to fully verify.

“Our immense pleasure at the return of most of our #DapchiGirls on this 30th day of their captivity notwithstanding, the 14 questions we posed to the Government of Nigeria still stand, as well as our notice to commence legal action.

“The circumstances of this return shall also be interrogated.

“We shall be communicating further as we gain more clarity on what transpired and what is going on.”