New update on the release of abducted schoolgirls reveals that Liah Sharibu, the only Christian amongst school girls kidnapped at Dapchi in Yobe, remains in Boko Haram custody.
TORI News had reported earlier today
that the over 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi on February 19, 2018, have been released, as sources in Dapchi indicated that the girls were returned back to the village by the terrorists.
Meanwhile, according to new reports by TVC News and SaharaReporters, the only Christian girl among the 110 kidnapped students of the school is still being held while five others died in captivity.
From the details of the girls released by federal government shortly after their abduction, Liah Sharibu is the victim being held.
It was gathered that the arrival of the insurgents sparked tension in the Dapchi town as many residents fled when they sighted the convoy of the terrorist group who arrived in trucks to return the abducted schoogirls.
While speaking to a correspondent, a resident had said: “Boko Haram just returned the kidnapped girls this morning. They brought them back in the same set of vehicles which they used in conveying them last month. People are scared because they do not know what the insurgents are up to.”
As at the time of filing this report, it is not clear if the federal government paid any ransom to the sect for the release, but President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier said he was open to negotiation with the terrorists.