Leah Sharibu’s Mother Pleads With Nigerian Government to Rescue Her Daughter from Boko Haram Captivity

A year after the abduction of Nigerian Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu, her mother Rebecca renewed her appeal to the government to keep its promise to rescue her.

Leah, 15, was abducted on February 19 with more than 100 of her classmates. While the others were released within a month, Leah, the only Christian in the group, remains in captivity.

Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, announced last October it would keep Leah Sharibu as a slave for life along with Alice Ngaddah, a Christian mother of two who works for Unicef. ‘From today, Sharibu, 15, and Ngaddah are now our slaves. Based on our doctrines, it is now lawful for us to do whatever we want to do with them.’

President Mohammadu Buhari pledged to secure her release in a tweet in which he said: ‘The thoughts & prayers of all Nigerians are with the Sharibu family, & the families of all those still in captivity. We will do everything we can to bring them back.’

Speaking at a press conference in the capital Abuja last week, Rebecca Sharibu was in tears as she appealed to the government to act.

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SOURCE: Christian Today

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