Leah Sharibu’s parents mark captive’s 21st birthday

The parents of Nigeria’s forgotten schoolgirl from Yobe State, Leah Sharibu have celebrated her 21st birthday.This was stated by the spokesperson of her parents and President of LEAH Foundation, Dr. Gloria Samdi Puldu, in a statement.

The statement wished Leah a “Happy Birthday” wherever she is and prayed that God manifests His presence in her life.

The parents also asked President Bola Tinubu and his wife, Oluremi to throw the country’s weight behind facilitating her release as she clocks 21 years of age in Boko Haram captivity.

She said, “It is a very sad day for the parents and the entire family to still be wishing their daughter a happy birthday in captivity, what a shame on the nation that has refused to rescue Leah Sharibu.

“We continue to urge the Nigerian government to please do the needful and ensure that Leah Sharibu is released from her captivity, her crime is that she boldly and courageously refused to deny her faith in Jesus Christ.

“Yet the then administration kept making false promises that Leah will regain her freedom but failed to do so till they left office. We collectively again on behalf of the parents of Leah Sharibu demand her release from the current President Tinubu’s administration.

“We specifically on this day call on the mother of the nation. Her Excellency Sen. Remi Tinubu, to come to the rescue of Leah Sharibu and get her back into the arms of her sorrowing parents who on a daily basis endure pain over the captivity of their daughter.

“We continue to call all to keep praying for Leah Sharibu to hold on to faith and know that God will rescue her out of captivity. Leah wherever you are we wish you a Happy Birthday and ask that the manifest presence of the Lord God Almighty whom you honoured as such a young age will continue to abide and be with you. Please know that the world is waiting for you to be back into the arms of your parents. Happy birthday Leah.”

Sharibu, a Christian, 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 the Boko Haram terrorists.

SaharaReporters reported how she married at least two Boko Haram leaders including Ali Abdallah who has now become a chief judge of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Lake Chad basin.

It was gathered Sharibu’s husband, Abdallah was recently appointed Chief Judge of the terror group in the Lake Chad basin.

“Leah was first married to Abdulrahman after she converted to Islam and they had one child, a baby boy. Her husband was killed in an air raid after which she remarried a top commander, Ali Abdallah to whom she bore a baby girl,” a Boko Haram ex-fighter said.

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