- The parents of Leah Sharibu has continued to cry over their daughter
- They accused the federal government of failing the innocent girl who has been in Boko Haram captivity for long
- According to the parents, they will accept Leah in whatever condition, urging the FG to bring her home
Following a report that their daughter had given birth to a second child in captivity, the parents of Leah Sharibu have accused the Muhammadu Buhari government of abandoning her. According to them, Nigeria has failed the teenager.
They also pleaded with President Buhari to accept the American offer of assistance to secure the release of their daughter.
The parents disclosed this in a statement by their spokesperson, Dr Gloria Puldu, Sahara Reporters reports.
Going further, they demanded that President Buhari brings back their daughter with or without children because Leah remains their child and they will take her back, no matter the situation or the condition she comes out with, Vanguard added.
The statement read in part:
“It is a very big shame on General Buhari and his entire government. He has abandoned this young child in captivity.
“Nigeria has woefully failed Leah Sharibu, what a very big shame. Nations all across the world value their citizens and will go to any length to rescue their adult citizens let alone their children, yet the Buhari administration has abandoned Leah Sharibu the lone Christian girl for over three years in captivity.
This followed an unconfirmed report that she gave birth to a second child.
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.
Leah had in the early hours of Saturday, January 25, 2020, given birth to a baby boy, which was her first.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that Pastor Adeboye called for her release.
Sharibu, a Christian schoolgirl aged 14 years at the time of her capture, is the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl still held hostage after the Boko Haram terrorists' invasion of Dapchi girls college in Yobe state in 2018.
She was reported to have refused to renounce her faith when her abductors tried to forcibly convert her to Islam.
In another report, Aisha Babangida, daughter of the former military head of state and prominent statesman Ibrahim Babangida, has urged the federal government to "reevaluate the root causes of kidnapping and address them"
Reacting to the abduction of college students in Kagara by suspected bandits in a post on her Instagram page on Thursday, February 18, Babangida said she shared the pain of the victims.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.