Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police, has said Boko Haram insurgents are set to release an abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who was left behind when her mates regained freedom on Wednesday.
The IGP confirmed this while speaking with reporters on Saturday in Maiduguri, Borno state. He said the insurgents will release Sharibu in no time.
“I would have gone to Dapchi today, but by the time I fly in with a helicopter and police escort, they (terrorists) may think I’m trying to break the arrangement,” he said.
Sharibu is the only girl in captivity out of the 110 students abducted on February 19.
She was held back because of her refusal to convert from Christianity to Islam.
News of the imminent release of Sharibu has thrown residents of Dapchi into a joyous celebration.
A resident who spoke with journalists said: “We are very happy about this development, but for now we are waiting patiently to receive Leah Sharibu.”