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Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has called on the Federal Government to secure the immediate release of Chibok schoolgirls and the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram.
Bakare stated this while speaking during the Bring Back Our Girls Lecture on Saturday in Abuja.
He lamented that the Dapchi episode happened four years after the Chibok incident and one year to general elections.
“The Nigerian government must do all that is necessary to bring the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu back and alive”, he said.
“Not just because their parents and Nigerians cannot wait to see them back, but also because of what they now represent to the Nigerian nation. Leah Sharibu has become a symbol of the Nigerian constitution.
“Our hearts go out to parents and prayers go out to her wherever she is at the moment. And we affirm in the spirit of hope that very soon, we will see her safely returned to us.
“The fact that the Dapchi episode happened four years after the Chibok incident and one year to elections just as it was in the Chibok case is evidence of an alarming national malady.
“There is something wrong if a nation is bitten twice, yet never shy with respect to the safety and security of its girl-child.
“There is something undeniably wrong when its girl-child repeatedly becomes the bargaining instrument in negotiation deals between the government and terrorists.”