We'll Ensure Leah Sharibu's Release – Red Cross President


The International Committee of the Red Cross has expressed readiness to explore all available channels of discussions to ensure that Nigerians held in captivity by terrorist groups are set free.

The President of Red Cross, Peter Maurer, gave the assurance after the organization's delegation paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday.


Maurer specifically gave the assurance while responding to enquiries about the fate of the Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu and other Chibok schoolgirls still held in captivity by Boko Haram.


He said the organization was completely against denying anyone their freedom and would continue to engage all sides to a conflict to secure the release of captives.

“We are ready to continue in day-to-day deliberations to ensure their freedom” he stated.


He disclosed that the visit to Buhari was to give an update on the humanitarian services given by the committee in Nigeria, especially in the North-East, saying that the Red Cross had a “strong willingness” to keep up the tempo of services it offered to victims of insurgency and other violent conflicts.