Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu has pleaded with the federal government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity.
Rebecca who made the call last Wednesday in an interview said, “I still plead with the federal government, organisations and individuals to intensify efforts for the release of my daughter, Leah, who has been in the hands of insurgents for one year and five months.”
Leah was one of 110 schoolgirls abducted from a school in Dapchi in February 2018. While five of the girls died in captivity, the others were released the following month, except for Leah, who was kept back after refusing to convert to Islam.
Also speaking, Aisha Kachalla, Leah’s friend, who was also abducted by the terrorists but was released, said she was worried about the whereabouts of Leah, who has been detained by the terrorists.
“I often cry when I remember my friend Leah. I don’t know where she is.
“I don’t believe she is dead because there is no proof of her death. Her corpse has not appeared in any television station or newspaper.” Kachalla said.
Reports of Leah’s death have been circulating in recent weeks. Grace Taku, an aid worker abducted by Boko Haram terrorists claimed that Leah Sharibu has been killed.
The claim of Leah’s death has not been substantiated and the government has not reacted to the news.
Rebecca Sharibu, had expressed hope that her daughter will return alive.
She has said, “No matter how long it takes, my hope is still alive that my daughter will come back alive from Boko Haram. I still look forward to that day and I am confident that she will return.”
Sources: Daily Post, Sahara Reporters, News Agency of Nigeria, Christian Today
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