The Presidency has assured that contacts are being made and negotiations for the release of all those abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists is still ongoing.

 

The presidency was reacting to the report that Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted last year has been killed alongside one Alice.

 

It was earlier reported that an aid worker with Non-Governmental Organisation, Action Against Hunger, Grace Taku who was abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists had claimed in a life video that Leah and Alice were killed because the Federal Government failed to do something.

 

The Presidency speaking through Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said;  “The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive. The Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.

 

“Beside these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others. These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making. Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals.”