Senate Calls For Release Of Dapchi Girl Held For Refusing Conversion

Nigerian Senate

The Senate has urged the security operatives to secure the release of the last Dapchi schoolgirl still being held by Boko Haram insurgents.

The upper chamber at the plenary on Thursday also sought the release of the remaining 112 Chibok girls in captivity.

The plea was based on a point of order raised by the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe-North), on the “recovery, return or release” of the abducted Dapchi girls.

He thanked Nigerians for showing patriotism and giving Yobe people the kind of support that they needed.

“After commending everyone, we still have one more student of Dapchi that has not returned home. We still have 112 of Chibok girls that have not been returned.

“I want to take this opportunity to urge the Federal Government to expedite action and leave no stone unturned in the effort to recover the remaining girl from Dapchi and 112 from Chibok,” Lawan said.

The lawmaker also thanked the Senate for giving its support when Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, under who’s constituency Dapchi falls, moved a motion to formally inform the chamber on the abduction.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, tasked the Federal Government with ensuring the release of the last Dapchi girl as well as the 112 Chibok girls.

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