Rebecca Sharibu

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu, has once again appealed to the Federal Government to secure the release of her daughter from terror group Boko Haram.

She made the emotional appeal during a news conference in Jos on Saturday, seven months after Leah was abducted.

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Interacting with journalists, Leah’s mother, who spoke in Hausa, said the appeal was urgent as Boko Haram had threatened to kill her daughter if the group’s demands were not met.

“She pleaded with the President, the Vice President, the Secretary to the Federal Government to, please, do whatever they can to ensure that Leah is released,” Dr Gloria Samdi, an activist said after the heartbroken mother had spoken.

Leah’s father, Nathan Sharibu, also appealed to the government to act urgently as time was running out for his daughter.

He rejected having any connection with any court case against the Federal Government seeking compensation over the abduction of Leah.

The Convener, Citizens Monitoring Group, Reverend Gideon Para Mallam, called on the government to listen to Leah’s parents’ plea and take concrete steps to free her.

Leah was one of the over 100 schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 February, 2018.

Although the other girls have since been freed, she has been held back reportedly for refusing to denounce her religion – Christianity.