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Boko Haram: Leah Sharibu’s Father Speaks On Daughter Giving Birth

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Boko Haram: Leah Sharibu

Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl from Dapchi, kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamist sect in 2018, has dismissed reports that she has given birth to a baby boy.

Naija News reports that Sharibu’s reaction comes after an online news platform, SaharaReporters claimed that his daughter had put to bed.

A report monitored on a Nigerian online news website, SaharaReporters by Naija News, had quoted a source who is familiar with Leah’s situation, to have said that the abducted Christian girl gave birth to a baby boy.

The report said Leah was delivered of the baby a few weeks ago following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander, a reliable source close to the terror group told SaharaReporters.

This online news platform understands that the report quoted the source to have said that Leah, who refused to renounce her Christian faith, was forced to accept Islam before being married to a top commander of the terror group.

Reacting to the report in an interview with Vanguard, Leah Sharibu’s father said he does not want to hear of such pathetic news about his daughter.

“I have not heard that and I don’t want to hear any such news”, he told Sunday Vanguard angrily.

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that 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’s captivity.




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