Leah Sharibu’s parents remind Buhari of promises in heart-wrenching letter

 


Nathan and Rebecca Sharibu, parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Lea Sharibu have written to remind President Muhammadu Buhari that their daughter is still in the custody of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Lea Sharibu is one of the 110 schoolgirls of Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in 2018.

Barely one month after their abduction, the Federal Government in collaboration with the Yobe State Government rescued the girls except for Lea Sharibu.

The insurgents reportedly held Lea back and refused to release her because she vowed not to renounce her faith as instructed by her abductors.

Meanwhile, a video release in 2020 by the insurgents, indicated that Lea has had a child with one of her abductors.

In the open letter to Mr president on Monday, Leah’s mother, Rebecca reminded the President of a conversation, two years ago where he assured them of securing Leah’s release.

The letter read, “Sir, with deep pains in our hearts but gratitude to God Almighty who commands us to be grateful in every situation, we write this open letter to you concerning our daughter, Leah Sharibu, who as you well know is still in captivity in the hands of Boko Haram.

“February 19, 2021, marked three years that she was abducted alongside her secondary school mates whom you were able to secure their release on March 21, 2018, barely one month after their abduction.

“Mr. President, you have promised me on the phone that my daughter will soon be released because negotiations are going on and not long, Leah will be returned home. But it has been over two years since you made that promise and Leah is now three years in captivity.

“Sir, we plead with you to put yourself in our position and assume that Leah is your daughter. How would you feel knowing that she is in captivity just because she was courageous to refuse to renounce her faith?

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