Northern Leaders of Thought has tasked the Federal Government to intensify efforts to release Leah Sharibu and all students still in the den of kidnappers.
It would be recalled that Leah Sharibu, alongside hundreds of Chibok boarding school students, were kidnapped in 2014.
Although many of the students were released, Leah Sharibu and a few others were detained for refusing to denounce their faith.
Addressing this in a communique signed by Professor Doknan Decent Danjuma Shenni at the end of a one-day security meeting held at Arewa House Kaduna, Northern Leaders of Thought demanded the release of Leah Sharibu, all other abducted students.
The group said there was a need to rise to the challenges of insecurity and poverty, similarly as it called Nigerians, to consistently pray to God for the peace of the country
It approached Nigerian youths not to surrender or be diverted over the current difficulties and encouraged them to register to vote for a leadership that can change the fortunes of Nigeria.
Northern Leaders of Thought expressed concerns over the noticed disconnect between citizens and the leaders as well as the widening gap between citizens and their elected representatives.
It called on all strata of Nigeria’s leadership to reconnect with the citizens, just as it recommended the need to have a working partnership with government agencies and other non-government organs to restore and reinstate traumatized and displaced communities (IDP) to their villages.
It also called for trauma healing sessions for persons internally displaced by insecurity and de-radicalization programmes targeting youth of communities ravaged by insurgency.
Credit: Daily Post