The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) and former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to celebrate Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists last year, as she turns 16 years old today, May 14, 2019.
Naija News reports Leah was the only Christian among the 110 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, northern Nigeria, abducted on February 19, 2018.
While other girls were released by the insurgents following Federal Government’s intervention, Miss Sharibu was allegedly held back on account of her alleged refusal to renounce her Christian faith and has since been in Boko Haram captivity.
Today, being her 16th birthday, Ezkwesili took to Twitter to celebrate her for her courage in the face of death, noting that the teenage girl has not been forgotten.
“She went to school but her desk is still empty. #SheIsSixteenToday. Leah Sharibu? #NeverToBeForgotten,” Ezekwesili wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
She went to school but her desk is still empty. #SheIsSixteenToday.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) May 14, 2019