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Blame Buhari For Leah Sharibu’s Death – FFK … Presidency Reacts

Grace Taku,the aid worker kidnapped by Boko Haram on July 18, has claimed that Leah Sharibu alongside one Alice has been killed by the insurgents because of the FG’s inability to “do something”

But former Aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode believes President Buhari is to be blamed for her death. Speaking via his Twitter handle, FFK, as many prefer to call him said: “This is sad news. If it is true then I blame @MBuhari. Leah’s blood is on his hands.”

Leah Sharibu
Leah Sharibu was among the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped from Yobe State by the insurgents.
She was the only Christian schoolgirl who was not released by the terrorists after the Federal Government negotiated the release of others.
Taku made the claim in a new video released by the insurgents on Wednesday.
The transcript of her appeal reads: “My name is Grace, I work with Action Against Hunger, an NGO in Borno State; my base is Damasak. We went to work on Thursday, 18th July 2019. On our way going Back to Damasak by Keneri/Chamba ward, we were caught by an army called the Kaliphas and they brought us here. We don’t know where we are.
“I want to beg the Christian Association of Nigeria because I am the only Christian among the six of us here. I want to beg that CAN should please do something about me to see how I can be released. I call on Borno State.
“I beg Action Against Hunger. We have families, some of us have children. We are Nigerians who are working for Nigerians. I am begging please, I am begging again, please do something to see that we are released because this has happened in the Red Cross before where some ladies were caught, Hauwa and Zipporah. They also asked to be released but because of Nigeria did not do anything about it, they were killed.
“I am begging on behalf of all of us. I don’t want such to happen to us and it also happened again with Leah and Alice, because Nigeria could not do anything about them, they were not released they were also killed.”
Meanwhile, the presidency has reacted to the issue of insurgency.In its reaction, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a Facebook post that negotiations for the release of all those in captivity were still ongoing.

Shehu, who did not say if Sharibu was alive or not, said the Presidency had been briefed on the matter and that action would be taken.

He wrote, “The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive. The Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.

Beside these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others. These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.

Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals.”

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