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Nigerians React To Leah Sharibu Giving Birth In Boko Haram Captivity



Nigerians React To Leah Sharibu Giving Birth In Boko Haram Captivity

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the reports that Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl from Dapchi, kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamist sect in 2018, has given birth to a baby boy.

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, Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah, dismissed the report, adding that 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.

Like Leah’s father, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to berate the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari over Leah’s predicament.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…