Leah Sharibu Reportedly Gives Birth to her Second Child in Boko Haram Captivity

Leah Sharibu Reportedly Gives Birth to her Second Child in Boko Haram Captivity

- Leah Sharibu has reportedly given birth to another baby after she was abducted for more than three years.

- A United States-based group, in a statement revealed the young lady put to bed in 2020

- The abducted Dapchi schoolgirl was reportedly married off to a top Boko Haram commander where she had her first child

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Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, has reportedly given birth to a second child, The Guardian reports

A United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group citing intelligence received said the young lady put to bed late last year while in captivity.

Legit.ng recalls that Leah gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Leah Sharibu reportedly gives birth to second child in Boko Haram captivity
Leah Sharibu has reportedly given birth to another child while still in captivity. Photo credit: @GuardianNigeria
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Emmanuel Ogebe, the convener of the group revealed that a knowledgeable source noted that Leah had both children in 2020.

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Ogbe went on to note that though the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020, they are still investigating the birth of the second child.

The convener in a statement explained that there has also been no tangible response from the captors despite an offer by an American pastor to surrender himself in exchange for Leah.

Meanwhile, The News reported that the organization lamented over the plight of the abandoned Dapchi schoolgirl.

According to the group, Leah remains a poster child and symbol of a failed state that can’t protect its children until she is released.

The United States-based group also condemned the full-scale onslaught on education in Nigeria by the Islamist extremists.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government said Boko Haram terrorists deliberately refused to release Leah in order to divide Nigerians along the lines of religion.

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture stated that the terrorists know that holding Sharibu captive might cause religious tensions in the country.

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The minister assured Nigerians that the federal government is making efforts through back channels to secure the release of the Dapchi schoolgirl.


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