President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with the mother of Leah Sharibu, according to information from the presidency.

He spoke to her on Wednesday and assured her of his administration's commitment to ensuring her daughter's safety.

According to Buhari, his "heart was with her family, as that of the entire nation".

A tweet by Garba Shehu, the president's spokesman, read: "President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, spoke with Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, and assured her that his administration will do everything it would take to bring her daughter back home.

"The President consoled the Sharibu family and assured the parents that the Federal Government would do its utmost for the safety and security of their daughter.

"'I convey my emotion, the strong commitment of my administration and the solidarity of all Nigerians to you and your family as we will do our best to bring your daughter home in peace and safety,” President Buhari told her.

"He assured the mother that his heart was with her family, as that of the entire nation which continues to pray for the safe return of 'our daughter, Leah'.”

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