The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris yesterday said the federal government has brokered an agreement for the release of Leah Sharibu, the lone Dapchi schoolgirl still held by Boko Haram.
It was reported that the Boko haram insurgents held on to Leah Sharibu for the reason of her faith, Christianity and her insistence not to convert to Islam.
The IGP who paid a courtesy visit Saturday to the Theatre Commander of operation Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Rogers Nicholas at the Command and control Centre of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital, said he had earlier planned to visit Dapchi as part of his on the spot assessment of deployment of Personnel to schools in the Northeast, but cut off the visit to soften the ground on hearing that the schoolgirl was on her way back to Dapchi.
He appreciated the Theatre Commander and his officers for their loyalty to the nation as well as their effort at fighting the war against insurgency to a logical end.
“I was to be in Dapchi as part of my on the spot assessment tour of deployment of personnel to schools around the Northeast for enhanced security,” Idris said.
He informed the Theatre Commander of the Explosive ordinance training Schools under construction for the training of personnel on demining of landmines and other explosives that might have been planted by the Boko Haram terrorists previously before liberation of various Communities.