A Christian group, Ecclesiastical Justice Forum, EJF, has lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari abandoned the kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists because she is a Christian.
The group in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by its Coordinator o Rev. Ayuba Kantiok, regretted that all the girls who were kidnalled along with Leah Sharibu had been released because they were Muslims, stressing that the federal gpovdernment has done nothing to rescue the helpless Dapchi school girl in the Hands of Boko Haram, simply because of her Christian religious faith, adding that Nigeria would have been plunged into war if Leah Sharibu were to be a Muslim girl.
According to EJF, “Today Leah Sharibu has been left in the hands of terrorists because she is a Christian. Today the government is saying nothing about her.
“The Buhari Regime and the Yobe State Government who have interacted with the terrorists and secured the release of the Muslim girls continue to insult our sensitivity and dignity by doing nothing to secure the release of Leah.
“Her colleagues were brought back in pomp and pageantry, hundreds of kidnapped schoolboys in Kankara Katsina State were brought back safely, the girls from Kagara Niger State were brought back within days, the Zamfara State girls have also been released without being hurt and the Muslim girl which was arrested in Saudi Arabia over a drug-related offense was released after a herculean effort by the Nigerian government.
“The release of the aforementioned who are all Muslims cost Nigeria a huge amount of resources and yet nothing is worth sacrificing to rescue Leah under the pretext that the terrorists refused because she refused to convert to Islam
“The story of the captivity of Leah in the hand of Islamic terrorists and the Gaidam and the Buhari government represent a story of a failed and hopeless Country.
“For a very long time we did not hear about Leah. To our consternation an archaic story was released that Leah was married to a terrorists Commander and was nursing a baby. Despite the ugly nature of this story, the Buhari Regime did not say anything. “The National Assembly did nothing about Leah. Interestingly Ahmed Lawal, the present Senate President, and Senator Ibrahim Gaidam are from Yobe State where Leah was abducted. Gaidam was the Governor when this small Christian girl was kidnapped at Dapchi.”
The group regretted that both Gaidam and Ahmed Lawal were key members that negotiated the release of the Muslim girls leaving Leah in the den of the terrorists.
“Nigerians and especially Christians should arise and ask the Buhari Regime, Gaidam, Ahmed Lawal and the government of Yobe State valid question: “Where is Leah Sharibu?”
“The way Buhari and the Yobe State government have handled the issue of Leah, if it were Christian Leaders that behaves in that manner, there would have been a religious war in Northern Nigeria.
“Today the Nigerian Christian under the regime of Muhammadu Buhari is facing the worse model of injustice, one of the worse in the 21st Century.”