Aisha Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram, says she will partner with the International Committee of Red Cross to rescue Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
Sharibu was held back for refusing to denounce Christianity, while the others were brought home to their parent by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Wakil, who disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State, said the ICRC will partner with her under her NGO, Complete Care And Aid Foundation, which combats trafficking on persons and drug abuse.
She said: “I am really worried about Leah and her freedom from Boko Haram is very important to me.
“Leah did not renounced her religion, that I can assure you and we shall do everything with both the government and the international orgamisation to ensure she regains her freedom just like her colleagues that were reunited with her families.”
Wakil said her foundation would also partner with ICRC to empower widows and rehabilitate underaged girls engaging in commercial sex activities.
Mama Boko Haram, an Igbo, who hails from South East Nigeria, was a member of the Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution Of Security Challenges Committee in the northern region set up by President Goodluck Jonathan.
She was instrumental in efforts at restoring peace to the North East.
One of such was bringing the army and commanders of the sect together during several negotiations.
She has also assisted in the release of some abductees from the Boko Haram sect via phone calls to the leadership.
This included the release of Chibok girls.