The General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Felix Meduoye, has called on the Federal Government to take decisive steps to bring back the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl with Boko Haram, Leah Sharibu.
The teenager was among the 110 schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents on February 19, 2018. While others were released and five were unaccounted for, Sharibu was detained because she refused to convert to Islam as demanded by her captors.
The church leader made the demand while answering questions from journalists at the press conference organised by the church about its annual convention.
Meduoye noted that it would be a bad image for the country if Leah was killed by her captors.
He said, “We thank God that our dear sister, Leah Sharibu, stood for the faith and that is why she is still in the camp of the terrorists.
“For me, when I heard of it for the first time, I cried just like the mother would cry. I felt so bad and I think it is a serious problem for this country if that girl is killed because it will be a bad dent for us as a country. I think the government should do all that it can to see that the girl is brought back alive because it will speak volumes if she dies.
“For us, as a church, we will continue to pray for her safety and I believe that God has a way that no man can stop. I am trusting that Leah Sharibu is still going to come back alive.”
The cleric further urged Nigerians to believe in the country, adding that for the economy to improve, Nigerians must learn to say something good about the country.
The church said it had completed plans for its annual convention which would be heralded by the annual lecture coming up on October 9 with the theme: ‘The trying triangle of economy, faith and politics: Looking through the eye of the needle’.