The Presidency has reacted a video in which a kidnapped aid worker claimed that Dapchi schoolgirl who refused to denounce Christianity has been killed by Boko Haram.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, the Presidency maintained that negotiations for the release of Leah Sharibu was ongoing.
“The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.
“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.”