Leah Sharibu’s Parents Pleads With Pres. Buhari To Rescue Their Daughter
The parents of Leah Sharibu, Nathan and Rebecca Sharibu, have pleaded with the federal government to help rescue their daughter, saying her continued captivity is a sad situation.
In a statement issued on their behalf by Dr Gloria Puldu, the parents urged that the American offer of assistance to secure Leah’s release should be accepted, imploring the government to engage in the same negotiation strategy that was used to secure the release of about 27 schoolboys from Kagara in Niger State and 317 schoolgirls from Jangebe in Zamfara who all regained their freedom within few days of their abduction.
The statement read in part: “Morning of March 23 was another very difficult day as we woke up to the very sad and heartbreaking rumours that Leah Sharibu, who is still in captivity for three years, has given birth to a second baby in captivity.
“It is a very big shame on General Buhari and his entire government. He has abandoned this young child in captivity.
“Nigeria has woefully failed Leah Sharibu, what a very big shame. Nations all across the world value their citizens and will go to any length to rescue their adult citizens let alone their children, yet the Buhari administration has abandoned Leah Sharibu the lone Christian girl for over three years in captivity.
Recall that on February 19, 2018, Leah Sharibu and 109 schoolgirls aged 11–19 years old were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state.
Although others were later released, the abductors held onto Leah who refused to renounce her faith. She has since been forcefully married to one of the Boko Haram chiefs and given birth to two children, according to reports.