Leah Sharibu: Northern Christians demand release of schoolgirl

Leah Sharibu: Northern Christians demand release of schoolgirl

- The Christian Association of Nigeria in Yobe has pleaded with the federal and state governments to ensure Leah Sharibu regains freedom

- Leah was abducted with other Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe in February 2018

- Reverend Father Philibus Yakubu, head of CAN in the state, says he is not comfortable with efforts so far made on Leah's issue

The abduction of Leah Sharibu, a student in Dapchi area of Bulabulin, Yunusari local government area of Yobe, has again drawn the attention of Christians in the state as they demand her release.

The Christians pleaded with the federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to make more efforts in ensuring the release of Leah who has been captivity for close to two years.

Channels Television reports that Reverend Father Philibus Yakubu, who chairs the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Yobe, made the plea during an inter-denominational church service to celebrate Christmas in Damaturu, capital of the state.

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The Catholic priest said he was not satisfied with what is on the ground concerning the efforts to rescue the schoolgirl.

He also pleaded with the state government to make more moves to ensure Leah successfully regains freedom from the Boko Haram sect that abducted her in February 2018.

He also pleaded for the release of others who have been abducted by the terrorists and kept in their captivity.

Legit.ng had reported recently that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic group, appealed to the federal government to intensify efforts in making sure the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s den regain freedom.

Professor Ishaq Akintola, the director of MURIC, made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, October 11.

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Meanwhile, Rebecca Sharibu, mother Leah, recently said she was hopeful that her daughter would return alive from Boko Haram captivity, adding that she looks forward to that day.

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