Shehu Sani has reacted to the rumoured death of Leah Sharibu, the only girl left in captivity among the Dapchi girls that were abducted by Boko Haram.
Sani said, in his opinion, he does not believe the girl is dead. The former member of the Senate said it in such a way that shows he strongly believe it, adding an exclamation mark.
He made his opinion of the rumoured death known via his twitter handle on Thursday, July 25.
Anxiety spread across Nigeria on Thursday, July 25, following a trending video that had some humanitarian aid workers, including one Grace Taku, abducted by the insurgent group on Thursday, July 18.
In the video, Grace was seen begging the Nigerian government to assist in facilitating their release from the Boko Haram enclave.
She then adds that Leah, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls that was kidnapped by the terrorists, had been killed.
According to her, Leah was killed because the federal government could not ‘do something’.
The claim of the death of Leah, whom the government had stressed its efforts to rescue, resulted in varied reactions from Nigerians with many of them still hopeful that the girl is alive.
In his reaction, a Nigerian with the handle @royaltyuso on Twitter said: “I hope the Leah Sharibu news isn’t true. If it turns out true, history will have it on record that Nigeria failed one of theirs; a daughter of the soil, a fellow citizen of this country.”
It was also gathered that Reno Omokri, an aide to former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, doubted that Leah was dead.