The continued detention of Leah Sharibu and Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgents has on a daily basis drawn the ire of Nigerians and groups.
BringBackOur Girls led by Oby Ezekweli and many others have been relentless in calling for their release.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has joined in calling on the federal government to rescue Leah Sharibu and Chibok school girls abducted by the insurgents and reunite them with their families.
In a statement issued in Kaduna Wednesday, ACF noted that the recent audio message of Leah Sharibu was received with a mixture of “grief and hope” and urged the federal government to intensity efforts to rescue her.
The statement signed by Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim-Biu, the National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, also urged all Nigerians not to lose hope in the rescue of the only abducted Dapchi girl in captivity.
The statement reads: “The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has received with grief and hope the audio voice alleged to be that of the Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu still in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists that abducted the Dapchi girls in February this year.
“In the alleged audio, Leah is appealing to President Buhari and all Nigerians to come to her rescue from the terrorists.
“If the audio is truly of Leah, it gives hope that the girl is still alive and may be released some day. The assurance given by the Federal Government that the Security Agencies are decoding the alleged audio cassette to verify its authenticity is a welcome development and heartening.
“ACF, however, urges the Federal Government to not only fast track the process of verification of the audio, but also utilise its intelligence to trace and rescue Leah and other Chibok girls that have been in the terrorist’s den for the past four years.
“ACF also appeals to Nigerians to be prayerful and hopeful for the successful rescue of our kidnapped girls and many others in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.”