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You promised to free her, Leah Sharibu’s family writes Buhari

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The parents of Leah Sharibu have written to President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his promise of returning their daughter from the den of terror group, Boko Haram.

Leah Sharibu was abducted when Boko Haram stormed Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State in 2018 and abducted 110 students.

While other students regained their freedom a month later, Leah was held back for refusing to denounce her Christianity faith for Islam.

Despite her continuous abduction triggering several campaigns from both national and international voices, she is yet to be released.

Pleading for her release in the Monday letter, the parents reminded the president of his promise over the phone that Leah would be freed

The letter read, “Sir, with deep pains in our hearts but gratitude to God Almighty who commands us to be grateful in every situation, we write this open letter to you concerning our daughter, Leah Sharibu, who as you well know is still in captivity in the hands of Boko Haram.

“February 19, 2021 marked three years that she was abducted alongside her secondary school mates whom you were able to secure their release on March 21, 2018, barely one month after their abduction.

“Mr. President, you have promised me on the phone that my daughter will soon be released because negotiations are going on and not long, Leah will be returned home. But it has been over two years since you made that promise and Leah is now three years in captivity.

“Sir, we plead with you to put yourself in our position and assume that Leah is your daughter. How would you feel knowing that she is in captivity just because she was courageous to refuse to renounce her faith?

“Leah Sharibu was one of the 110 female students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists.”

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