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Boko Haram: Abia Govt urges FG to intensify action for release of Leah Sharibu

The Abia state government has called for the release of Miss Leah Sharibu, who was kidnapped by the Killer Boko-Haram sect on February 19, 2018.

Recall that Miss Sharibu was among the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped from the state of Yobe by the insurgents and the only Christian schoolgirl who was not released by the terrorists after the Federal Government negotiated the release of others.

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John Okiyi Kalu, the State Information Commissioner, made the call Thursday while addressing the National Guidance Agency (NOA) delegation led by the Director of Abia, Ms. Ngozi Okechukwu.

Kalu also asked the Federal Government to deploy all available security resources to ensure the immediate release of Sharibu and other kidnapped citizens to give people more reasons to be patriotic.

He described his kidnapping and continued imprisonment as a collective plague in the conscience of the nation.

The Commissioner said the government would continue to work with federal agencies in the state to ensure its rapid development, peace, and progress.

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However, he congratulated former information minister Alhaji Lai Muhammed for his re-election and successful selection by the Senate and called for a more active social mobilization effort to help citizens buy government programs with confidence.

Speaking earlier, Abia’s state director of the National Guidance Agency (NOA), Ms. Ngozi Okechukwu, said: “We will collaborate with the Abia state government to expand women’s awareness of the five essential family practices that UNICEF is promoting, which includes exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, war against open defecation, adequate childcare and prenatal care. ”