- Sharibu Nathan pleads with government to ensure the safe release of his daughter
- He calls for more supplications to ensure the release of Leah
Leah Sharibu, the remaining Dapchi school girl still in Boko Haram captivity on Monday May 14, marked her 15th birthday in the custody of her captors.
Premium Times reports that after almost two months since the Nigerian government negotiated the release of the 105 abducted Dapchi girls, Leah Sharibu, who would have been the 106th girl to be freed, was left behind for reportedly refusing to denounce her Christian faith.
He father, Sharibu Nathan, on Sunday evening, May 13, pleaded again with the government to ensure the safe release of his daughter.
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“Up till now, we have not seen our daughter. I am asking the government to please try and bring my daughter back safe. They should please help us!," Nathan stated.
He thanked both Muslims and Christians for their prayers and called for more supplications to ensure the release of his daughter.
“I thank all those Muslims and Christians who have prayed for us. They should please say more prayers for my daughter,” Nathan added.
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He confirmed to Premium Times that Monday May 14, was his daughter's birthday.
Speaking on the BBC Hausa service, Nathan Sharibu said despite reports that his daughter had been released by the terrorist group, he is yet to meet with her.
Stating that what he was hearing in the news was upsetting him, Nathan said Leah had not been handed over him since reports to her possible release broke.
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