Former Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, says Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists last year, should get a Nobel Prize for “peacefully standing for her principles” when she is freed by her abductors.
Naija News reports that Omokri made this statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Thursday morning.
Omokri, who is the Author of Facts V Fiction: True Story of GEJ Years, has been advocating for Miss Sharibu’s release.
In an attempt at reintroducing her case in national and global consciousness, Omokri introduced customs made ‘Free Leah Sharibu’ T-shirts for varying amounts of money, which has been patronized by notable Nigerians.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria; a former finance minister, Senator Nenadi Usman; Umar Sani, a former spokesman for ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, are among those who have bought the T-shirt for prices ranging between N30,000 and N100,000.
Fulfiling his promise of reintroducing Leah’s case globally, Omokri visited Mount Everest, rocking #FreeLeahSharibu tracksuit.
Omokri said he visited the mountain, which is the highest point on earth to symbolise the fact that Leah is close to God’s heart.
His words: “Mount Everest! I went there and wore my #FreeLeahSharibu tracksuit, at the highest point on earth to symbolise the fact that Leah is close to God’s heart.
“I believe Leah will be freed and I hope she gets a @NobelPrize for peacefully standing for her principles,” Omokri wrote.
Mount Everest! I went there and wore my #FreeLeahSharibu tracksuit, at the highest point on earth to symbolise the fact that Leah is close to God's heart. I believe Leah will be freed and I hope she gets a @NobelPrize for peacefully standing for her principles #RenosNuggets pic.twitter.com/qRmlapnZzj
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) April 11, 2019
Leah was the only Christian among the 110 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, northern Nigeria, abducted on February 19, 2018.
Miss Sharibu was 14 years old at the time of her capture.
While other girls were released by the insurgents following Federal Government’s intervention, she was allegedly held back on account of her alleged refusal to renounce her Christian faith and has since been in Boko Haram captivity.
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