The Senate may have begun pressures on President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu who is currently in Boko Haram captivity.
The upper legislative chamber in the country said this should be possible with the federal government exploring the option of dialogue.
Sharibu is one of the 115 pupils abducted from Science Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 2018.
The pressure began with the raising of a point of order by a member of the upper house, representing Kaduna in the Senate, Sen. Shehu Sani during plenary on Thursday.
The senator expressed concern that Leah Sharibu was still in the captivity of Boko Haram, more than a year after she was abducted.
He also drew attention to the fate of some Chibok School girls still in Boko Haram captivity, five years after their abduction.
” For every day this girl remains in the custody of her abductors, the cloud of guilt will continue to hang over Nigeria.
“This girl has carried out her duty, if she is slain, her blood will speak on the conscience of this nation.
“That is why I said even of nobody has the courage to speak about her and the others, I will.
“I urge the federal government to do everything to secure Leah’s release.”
He said while there was no doubt that the federal government had intervened in ensuring release of some of the captors, but that there seemed to be silence on release of the remaining. girls.
He identified dialogue as a possible way to ensuring that the girls still in captivity were released
He said what the federal government needed to do was to redouble its efforts towards ensuring that the girls were released.
Sani, added that he was confident that the girls would be released through negotiation and mediation.
He said, “each day spent by these girls in the hands of their abductors is a moral stain on the country.