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Intelligence reports say Leah Sharibu has birthed a second child in captivity – US Group

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Leah Sharibu, an abducted Dapchi schoolgirl whom Boko Haram has failed to release has reportedly birthed her second child in the terror group’s captivity.

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.


However,  a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, while lamenting the plight of the abandoned Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, announced in a report on Monday that she has given birth to a second child in captivity.

Convener of the US-Nigeria Law Group, Emmanuel Ogebe, said in a statement that “despite an offer by an American pastor last month to surrender himself in exchange for Leah’s freedom, there has been no tangible response from her captors.

“That notwithstanding, intelligence received on the status of Leah indicates that she has delivered a second child in captivity. 

“While we have not corroborated this by multiple sources, a usually knowledgeable source indicated that she delivered a second child late last year. This means both children were born in 2020, as the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020. We are still investigating this,”


Recall that Leah was delivered of the baby in 2020 following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander.  

The source said Leah was forced to accept Islam before being married to a top commander of the terror group. 

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