Members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect are said to be on their way to Dapchi in Yobe state, to return Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl in captivity despite release of 104 Dapchi girls.
Boko Haram had refused to release her because she rejected the option of renouncing her faith.
“As of 3pm, we heard that they were 20 kilometres from Dapchi,” a resident who does not want his identity revealed to TheCable.
Some residents are rejoicing over the development, while some many others have fled the town out of fear.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, on Saturday confirmed that the Boko Haram terrorists was set to release Leah Sharibu.
IGP Idris made the revelation while speaking to reporters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.“I was suppose to be in Dapchi today but I couldn’t go because l learnt that Leah Sharibu may be released today by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“I would have gone to Dapchi today but by the time I fly in with a helicopter and police escort, they(terrorists) may think I’m trying to break the arrangement”.