The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed that Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who was held back by Boko Haram, is expected to be released anytime soon.
Mr Idris said this at the headquarters of the Theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri as he concluded his two-day tour of the three states in the northeast.
In his words: “I am supposed to go to Dapchi today, but because I learnt that that schoolgirl, Leah, may be released today, that was why to shelve my trip to the town,” he said.
“It is very understandable that is such circumstance one does not create too much security presence in the area in a manner that it could sabotage the efforts being made there.
“You know, I move with a helicopter, and by the time I fly into the area they (Boko Haram) may think I break what the understanding may have been there. So I have to postpone the visit to Dapchi,” Idris said.
Boko Haram who had kidnapped 110 students from Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) on February 19 had refused to release Leah because of her refusal to convert to Islam.
Five girls had reportedly died during the abduction while the 104 who were freed visited President Buhari on Friday.