Leah Sharibu’s Family Appeals to Government to help release their Daughter


The family of kidnapped Dapchi little girl, Leah Sharibu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the discharge of their girl from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.

The appeal was made on Saturday while addressing a press conference in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Leah’s mother, Rebecca Sharibu, who broke down in tears while speaking in Hausa called for the release of her daughter as it’s almost a year since her kidnap by the Boko Haram sect – Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

She appealed to the President to fulfill his promise of guaranteeing that her girl was free from the custody of her abductors.

Gloria Puldu a member of the family said the press briefing was to serve as a reminder to Nigerians and the rest of the world that their girl is yet to be set free by her abductors.

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She also said Leah captivity was as a result of her refusal to renounce her religion and then pleaded that the girl should be set free and not be allowed to be killed in their custody.

Meanwhile, the Minister of knowledge and Culture, Lai Mahound, has faulted the report that Leah has died in captivity of her abductors.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed has said the reports going round about Leah’s death in captivity are false.

While addressing reporters on Sunday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, he said the report were out to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the general election by the opposition parties.

Leah is one of the over 100 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in February 2018 from the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State and the only one yet to be set free.

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