Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated that only God knows when Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi girl remaining in the custody of her captors, will be rescued.
Adesina said this on Tuesday during an appearance on Channels Television‘s breakfast show Sunrise Daily following a picture and audio of the teenager, who was kidnapped in February, begging the government for help.
When asked to give a time-frame for Sharibu’s rescue, Adesina said God is the sole determinant of her return.
“When will she be back? That question can only be answered by God, but I believe that God is interested in that young girl,” he said.
“The Government is working on and at it, and we believe she will be back.
“I think when that clip that we have is verified, at least one will be sure that it’s her and when that is determined, we should all be glad that she is alive.
“One thing we should always remember, as Nigerians, is that early in the life of this administration, then it was Chibok girls, the president said that whatever it will take to get the girls back including paying, he would do. It’s on record.
“That is not confirming that there was payment on Dapchi because the then DG of DSS was categorical the day the girls were brought back and it was in public glare that no a dime was paid for Dapchi girls. On Dapchi, there was no payment,” he said.