Leah Sharibu’s family tackles Buhari, demands release within days

The family of abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of their daughter from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.

They made the call while addressing a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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The briefing held ahead of the one year anniversary of Leah’s abduction by a faction of the Boko Haram sect – Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Leah’s mother, Rebecca Sharibu, who spoke in Hausa broke down in tears as she called for her daughter’s release.

She appealed to the President to make good his promise of ensuring that her daughter was freed from the custody of her abductors.

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Another member of the family, Gloria Puldu, explained that the press briefing was called to remind Nigerians and the entire world that their daughter has not been released by her abductors.

Gloria said, “We as a family decided to call for the press briefing to ask everyone not to forget Leah because Leah is still in captivity.

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“In less than eight days now, she will be spending one year in captivity if she is not released before then.

“Leah is in captivity because she refused to renounce her faith. Please, Leah should be set free, Leah should not be allowed to be killed in captivity,” she added.

•Excerpted from a Channels TV report

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Updated: February 11, 2019 — 2:04 pm