Leah Sharibu’s Mother in London to Meet British PM

Leah Sharibu’s Mother in London to Meet British PM

The mother of Leah Sharibu, the only girl at the Dapchi school who remained in Boko Haram’s captivity, Rebecca Sharibu is in London to find the British Prime Minister concerning her daughter’s case.

Rebecca Sharibu, who spoke in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service in London, said President Muhammadu Buhari was not serious about securing his daughter’s release.

However, she said she was in London to seek assistance from the British government to free Leah from the hands of the terrorists.

According to Mrs. Sharibu, in the interview in Kaduna on Thursday, President Buhari did not contact the family until seven months after the kidnapping of her daughter.

She also explained that, after the President contacted her and sent three ministers, assuring her that Leah would be released soon, nothing more had been said to her by the President.

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She, however, said it was in this context that she decided to visit London to lodge her complaints and seek help from the British government.

According to her, “I came to Britain to present my complaints, I need their help. They must help me, I would like my daughter to be released from captivity.

“My daughter was kidnapped among others by Boko Haram terrorists. Seven months later, President Muhammadu Buhari called me. Since the kidnapping in February, seven months later he called me.

“When he called me, he told me that my daughter would be back, that it wouldn’t be long.

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“Two weeks later, he sent three ministers to our home and they corroborated what Mr. President had told me. The ministers reiterated that Leah would come back to me soon.

Ministers said they were at my house to ensure that my daughter would return soon. But since that day, I never heard from the government again.

“My biggest concern now is that the government should do its best and free my daughter from captivity. Because, I am seriously upset, but there is nothing I can do. If the government is not doing anything, what can an ordinary citizen do? ” She said.

Mrs. Sharibu, however, praised a non-governmental organization, the Leah Foundation, created in honor of her daughter, saying that the Foundation had been a great help to the Leah family.

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She also revealed that the Foundation helped the family to make their trip to London a reality.

According to her, “the Leah Foundation is helping us by sponsoring some girls, until my trip to London, they helped. We were recently assisted by them. ” She said.

Leah Sharibu was among 110 girls from the school, kidnapped on their school grounds in Dapchi village, Yobe state, in February 2018. While others have been released, Miss Sharibu is being held captive by Boko Haram terrorists, allegedly for her refusal to denounce her faith in Christianity.


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