Nigerians have reacted negatively to comments made by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu.
Leah, one of the 119 students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State, kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in February, spoke from captivity in an audio recording published by TheCable on Monday.
Speaking in the Hausa Language, she begged President Muhammadu Buhari to come to her rescue.
Adesina, while speaking on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday said God is interested in her and will ensure that she is preserved.
“For how much longer, I think that question can only be answered by God. I believe that God is interested in that young girl and will ensure that she is preserved.
“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.
“When will she return, by the grace of God, the government is working on it and we believe she will be back,” Adesina remarked.
Nigerians reacted to the remark on Twitter, with many of them knocking Adesina for his comments.