Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirls

Stringer.  Reuters Some of the newly-released Dapchi schoolgirls are

Stringer. Reuters Some of the newly-released Dapchi schoolgirls are

Boko Haram fighters stunned residents of Dapchi on Wednesday when they drove a line of trucks into the town and released the girls, triggering tears and ululations of joy from relatives.

But BBOG spokesman, Sesugh Akume, addressing newsmen on Friday said, "The Minister of Information said they had a ceasefire arrangement with Boko Haram and they ought not to have abducted the Dapchi girls, so they had a moral burden to return the girls". They said Boko Haram had told her to wear a hijab, but she refused.

Some of the Dapchi schoolgirls immediately after their release in Jumbam village, Yobe state, Nigeria.

Though distraught that Leah remains a prisoner, her parents and the pastor of her church are very proud of her.

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FILE - Major General Rogers Nicholas carries one of the newly released Dapchi schoolgirls as others wait to board a plane in Maiduguri, Nigeria, March 21, 2018.

The Nigerian government confirmed that 101 of the girls seized in Dapchi on February 19 had been freed. "This strategy paid off as the girls have been released without any incidents", the President added.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has called on the Federal Government to provide adequate security for boarding schools, especially those in the North-East or run them as day schools.

The sources said the Shekau faction is less amenable to peace talks, which is fairly obvious, but a settlement with one faction would reduce attacks on soft targets and give the military more chance to apply further pressure on Shekau.

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But Leah Sharibu's father says he would want her to continue her education once she's back home. "If Leah comes (back), she will go back to school".

As he prayed daily for her safe return, he knew all too well she could be forced into sex slavery, conscripted as a suicide bomber, or simply never seen again.

"Government would not tolerate any attempt by any person or group to trivialise or politicise security issues for politically motivated ends", President Buhari said.

President Issoufou has since returned to his country after the late night meeting with president Buhari. 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.

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