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Leah Sharibu’s Mother Protests In London, Demands Release Of Her Daughter

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Leah Sharibu‘s mother, Mrs Rebecca Sharibu has stormed London to meet the British Prime Minister on her daughter’s case.

Recall that Leah is the only Dapchi school-girl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after she was abducted two years ago, alongside 109 other girls from her school in Dapchi, in Yobe State, on February 2018.

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu who spoke in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not serious about securing the release of her daughter.

She, therefore, stated that she came to London to call for the assistance of the British Government to help her release her daughter.

Mrs. Sharibu had in the interview said President Buhari did not contact their family until seven months after the abduction of their daughter.

She further lamented that the president has not said anything to her after sent down three Ministers, assuring her that Leah was going to be released soon.

According to her, “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?” She said.

Mrs. Sharibu, however, commended a non-governmental organization, Leah Foundation established in honour of her daughter, saying that, the Foundation had been of great assistance to the Leah family.

She also disclosed that the Foundation assisted the family in towards making her trip to London a reality.

According to her, “Leah Foundation is helping us by sponsoring some girls, even my trip to London, they assisted. Recently, we were assisted by them.”



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