President Muhammadu Buhari, has been appealed to by the parents of Leah Sharibu, Nathan and Rebecca Sharibu, to ensure the release of their daughter before the October deadline given by the Boko Haram sect.
The insurgents had stated that it will eliminate Leah, if the government fails to meet their demands before October.
The mother of Leah at a press conference on Saturday in Jos, Plateau State capital, urged the President to do everything within his power to stop the terrorists from carrying out their threat and as well see to the safety and speedy release of her daughter.
Speaking amidst profuse tears, Mrs. Sharibu thanked all those who have been standing with the family in prayers, moral and motivational support not to relent until her daughter is returned.
“Since February that my daughter alongside her schoolmates were abducted, it has been heartbroken for me as a mother, especially after her colleagues were released and she was held back.
“I’m appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to apply all efforts used in ensuring the release of her colleagues; same should be used to free her as well, because there should be no reason, whatsoever, why her matter should be different.”
In the same vein, Leah’s father said since the abduction of their daughter the family has never being the same.
Speaking to journalists via a phone call that was put on speaker after his wife’s address, Nathan, also reechoed his wife’s plea for their daughter’s release.
He further stated that since the incident there had been no threat to the family whatsoever, expect for the frequent enquires from individuals, groups, national and international bodies.
Revd. Gideon Para-Mallam, the founder of the Citizens Monitoring Group (CMG), which works with Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, and also the Convener of the press conference, while speaking, call on the Federal Government to work towards the release of Leah.