The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari may be using Leah Sharibu’s matter as a political bait.
Sharibu is one of the 110 pupils of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, abducted by the insurgents in 2018. While the others have been freed, she is still in captivity following her refusal to renounce her Christian faith.
Mark Adebayo, the Deputy National Spokesman for the CUPP, Saturday PUNCH on Friday that she might be released “a few days to the elections to score a political point”.
“I have a feeling that Leah is being used as a political bait. The government may arrange her freedom a few days to the election to score a political point. But it matters not, just get her released and stop behaving like Leah Sharibu doesn’t exist.
“The Muhammadu Buhari government treats Leah Sharibu’s case as closed. That is an extremely unthinkable treachery against a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Adebayo also faulted what he described as the cluelessness in the fight against Boko Haram. He said the Nigerian military was always on the defensive, rather than offensive, against the terrorists.