President Muhammadu Buhari said he will do everything within his powers to secure the release of the Dapchi Christian girl not yet released by the insurgent, promising she will not be abandoned.
Some of the freed #Dapchigirls said the terrorists were holding Leah Sharibu back because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
But Senior spokesman, Garba Shehu, said all efforts will be employed to bring Leah back to her parents. He said this in a statement on Thursday.
Garba said the President is conscious of his duty to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic background or geopolitical location.
The statement read, “President Buhari is conscious of his duty under the constitution to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic background or geopolitical location and will not shirk this responsibility.
“The President is equally mindful of the fact that true followers of Islam all over the world respect the injunction that there is no compulsion in religion.
“To this effect, no one or group can impose its religion on another.
“His heart goes out to the isolated parents who must watch others rejoice while their own daughter is still away (in captivity). The lone Dapchi girl, Leah, will not be abandoned.”