On Monday, following the release of an audio recording purported to be the voice of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still held in Boko Haram’s captivity, the Presidency says that the Department of State Security Services (DSS) is analyzing the leaked audio tape.
The Cable had on Monday released the audio recording where Miss Leah was pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari to pity her and rescue her from Boko Haram.
The terror group abducted Leah alongside over 100 of her schoolmates in February from the Government Science and Technical School, Yobe State. All the girls were eventually released in March, expect 5 who reportedly died in detention and Miss Leah who was held back for refusing to abandon Christianity and accept Islam.
The girl who spoke in Hausa said (as seen on The Cable);
“I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted in GGSS Dapchi. I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get me out of my current situation,” she said.
“I also plead to the members of the public to help my mother, my father, my younger brother and relatives. Kindly help me out of my predicament. I am begging you to treat me with compassion, I am calling on the government, particularly, the president to pity me and get me out of this serious situation. Thank you.”
Listen to her;
Mr. Garba Shehu, Buhari’s aide, in his reaction to the audio recording noted that President Buhari would spare no effort to ensure all the girls in Boko Haram captivity are freed.
“We are aware of the audio in circulation concerning the unfortunate situation of our daughter, Leah Sharibu. In dealing with terrorists, nothing is too trivial.
“The secret service is analysing the voice. Our reaction will follow the outcome of the investigation. For President Buhari, nothing will be spared in bringing all our girls home. He will not rest until all of them are freed”, Mr. Shehu said on twitter.
Leah has been in Boko Haram captivity for over six months, but the federal government had already promised to do everything to ensure her freedom.