The family and friends of Leah Sharibu have held a special prayer service for her release from captivity 5 years on from her abduction as one of the Dapchi School girls.
They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise and secure her release before the end of his tenure on May 29th.
Founder of Leah foundation and Gideon & Funmi Para-Mallam hurged Nigerians to vote for a presidential candidate who has the best interest of Nigerians.
They noted that no presidential candidate has ever mentioned in the cause of their campaign how they will secure her release and the release of others held captive by Boko haram.
President Buhari had promised to ensure that Leah Sharibu is released but has not lived up to his promise.
The Whereabouts and condition of Leah they say are unknown.
It will be recalled that Leah Sharibu was abducted from her Secondary School in Dapchi Yobe State with dozens of Other girls by members of the Boko Haram Terror splinter group ISWAP in 2017 but was not released following an allegation that she was kept against her will while Others were freed because she did not renounce her faith for freedom.
She has since remained in captivity with many stories coming up periodically about her allegedly giving birth to Children.
She was alleged to have been married off to a Terrorist Commander.
IGP PROMISES BETTER ELECTION SECURITY
As part of his quest to ensure that officers of the Nigeria Police Force are adequately prepared to effectively police the 2023 General Elections, particularly officers responsible for strategic operational deployments and active field duties across the states of the Federation, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has directed the convergence of all Heads of Operations in State and Zonal Commands at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday 20th February, 2023 at 9am, for a one-day training seminar on practical approaches to curbing electoral violence within the election process.
The seminar to be declared open by the IGP on Monday, will have in attendance Deputy Commissioners of Police in charge of Operations at all Zonal and State Commands of the Nigeria Police Force, participants from the operations department of the military, and other security agencies involved in election security management, members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Media, Youth representatives and the diplomatic community, with the theme “The Role of the Nigeria Police Force in Curbing Election Violence in Nigeria as it Affects the Upcoming 2023 General Elections”.
Professor Sunday Ochoche, fwc, of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) will serve as a keynote speaker alongside AIG Wilson Inalegwu (Rtd) and CP Lawrence Alobi (Rtd.) at the Seminar organized by the NPF in conjunction with Central Soft Support Services.
The Inspector-General of Police has assured that the Nigeria Police Force will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure preparedness to deliver on its mandate of providing full security coverage before, during, and after the 2023 General Elections.
AHEAD ELECTION: NON-NIGERIANS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICPATE_COMPTROLLER-GENERAL IMMIGRATION.
The Comptroller-General of Immigrations has called on personnel of the service especially those in critical areas to ensure non-Nigerians do not vote in the upcoming elections.
Isah Idris says field operatives of the service should work with other security and law enforcement agencies to deliver a credible election.
The CGI made the remarks during the decoration ceremony of 64 newly promoted officers of the service.
YOUTH URGED TO SHUN ILLICIT DRUGS
Nigerian youths have been urged to shun consuming illicit drugs especially as the nation prepares to go to the polls.
Effects of such drugs speakers at an event say will be cloud their senses in decision making.
This took the centre stage at messianic word Ministries in Lagos when Silec initiative took a campaign tagged “vote without drugs” to the church.
Addressing the church the initiator, the clergyman and others say the intervention become necessary given the fact the the youth make uo 70% of the population.