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Buhari Govt Unserious About My Daughter’s Release – Leah Sharibu’s Mother Cries Out

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Buhari Govt Unserious About My Daughter's Release - Leah Sharibu's Mother Cries Out

Mother of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi school-girl remaining in Boko Haram captivity, Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being unserious about the release of her daughter.

She expressed doubt over Buhari’s commitment while speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London.

Mrs Sharibu, who is due to meet with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said she is in London to seek the assistance of the British Government to free Leah.

She revealed that President Buhari refused to contact her family until seven months after the abduction.

Rebecca Sharibu said: “I have come to Britain to lay my complaints, I need their help. They should help me, I will like my daughter to be freed from captivity.

“My daughter was abducted among others by Boko Haram terrorists, it was seven months later that President Muhammadu Buhari called me.

”Since their abduction in February, it was seven months later that he called me.

“When he called me, he told me that my daughter would return, that she would not stay long.

“Two weeks later, he sent three ministers to our house and they corroborated what Mr. President had told me. The ministers reiterated that Leah would be returned to me, shortly.

“The Ministers said they were in my house to reassure me that my daughter would soon return. But since that day, I never heard anything again from the government.

“My major worry now is for the government to do whatever possible and free my daughter from captivity.

“Because, I am seriously disturbed, but there is nothing I can do. If the government is doing nothing, what can I an ordinary citizen do?”

Naija News recalls that Leah Sharibu 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 Boko Haram following Federal Government’s intervention, Miss Sharibu was allegedly held back on account of her alleged refusal to renounce her Christian faith.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.