Posted by News Express | 2 November 2018 | 1,384 times
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the reassurance at the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Oro, his home town near Ilorin in Kwara state
Speaking to newsmen after the Centenary anniversary thanksgiving Mass, the minister said Leah, abducted by Boko Haram, is dear to the government.
“Nigerians should appreciate that any of our citizens, either boy or girl, Moslem or Christian is dear to us.
“We do not look at Leah Sharibu either as Christian or Moslem, but as a precious daughter of the country.
“We are doing our best to ensure her safe release and be reunited with her family members,” he said.
Boko Haram abducted Leah Sharibu and 109 other girls from their school
in Dapchi on February 19, 2018.
While most of the girls have been released, Leah has remained in captivity, and her abductors had threatened to kill her.
The minister also reiterated that government efforts at containing the Boko Haram insurgency were working and they are winning the war against the group.
He said what were being witnessed were cowardly attacks on soft targets by the insurgents which were also being tackled.
On the centenary celebration, the minister said that 100 years in the life of a Church is historic and significant.
•Sourced from Daily Independent report
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