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PFN urges President to facilitate Leah Sharibu’s release


The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari government to explore all means possible to secure the release of the last Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, still being held by Boko Haram terrorists for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

In a statement yesterday in Benin City, Edo State,
PFN’s National President, Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude, said the Federal Government must act quickly and return the girl unhurt.

He said: “What Leah Sharibu is going through has further confirmed our worries that the activities of the Boko Haram and killer herdsmen have religious undertone. This kind of things should not be happening in a free and democratic nation like Nigeria. It is really unacceptable.


“We also call on the captors to release her unconditionally. The Federal Government must ensure her release just like the other girls.”

The cleric called on the international community to facilitate the Sharibu’s safe release and reunion with her family.

PFN, however, urged Christians nationwide to continue praying for the return of the student, urging Nigerians to be tolerant and respect the right of freedom of worship.

The terrorist group had last week freed over 100 of the students abducted on February19, 2018 from their school, Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), at Dapchi, Yobe State. But Leah was held back for refusing to renounce her faith.

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