A statement has been released by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 18 in commemoration of the abduction of Leah Sharibu who is the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl in Boko Haram’s den.
President Buhari disclosed that no one can force Nigerians to change their religion against their will because everyone has the right to practice any religion of their choice.
While regretting that Leah Sharibu is still in captivity, Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration will continue working towards emsuring Leah Sharibu and other children in captivity regain their freedom.
The statement reads;
WE’LL CONTINUE TO SEEK AND SECURE RELEASE OF ALL CHILDREN AND CAPTIVES OF TERRORISTS – PRESIDENT BUHARI
On the second anniversary of Dapchi, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes the following statement:
Two years ago, 110 innocent children from the town of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by the terrorists of Boko Haram. 107 survived the ordeal. Today all but one – Leah Sharibu – are returned to their families.
Now aged 16, Leah remains in the hands of the terrorists – they say because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.
We say, as the government for and of all Nigerians, that no person has the right to force another to change their faith against their will and that all life is sacred.
This government continues and seeks to secure the release of all children and captives of terrorists – and we do so regardless of their creed or the name of their creator.
As we redouble our efforts for Leah’s return, we can never allow the terrorists to divide us – Christian against Muslim, Muslim against Christian. We are all Sons of Abraham. And all Nigerians have the same worth and rights before the law, and before God.
Obasanjo Donates His Hilltop Residence As Isolation Centre For Coronavirus
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State as an isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
Obasanjo’s media assistant Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development, said the 32-room apartment located off the Presidential Boulevard in Oke Sari, Abeokuta has been handed over to the Ogun State government for immediate take over. The apartment also has a standby generator.
“And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so.”
COVID-19: Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari Allegedly In Critical Condition In A UK Hospital
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is allegedly receiving treatment at a private medical facility in the UK after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Recall the viral leaked audio of a woman revealing the plans of the presidency to fly President Buhari and Abba Kyari out of the country to seek medical aid abroad as the health facilities in the federation can’t cater for the medical needs of the Nigerian leaders.
A report obtained from RootstvNigeria suggests that the CoS, Abba Kyari has been sighted at Wellington Hospital in London.
Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom, and part of HCA International hospital group.
The source further revealed that the “President’s Chief-of-Staff is receiving medical attention at Wellington Hospital but his medical condition is deteriorating having tested positive to COVID-19.” the source said.
Just after Nigeria recorded its first case of the deadly virus in February 2020, Abba Kyari had visited Germany and Egypt in company of the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman where they met Siemens officials over the power deal signed with the company.