The agony of a mother was displayed, weekend, when the mother of the celebrated Leah Sharibu cried out over plans by the terrorists Boko Haram group announced that October would be their deadline to Leah who recently turned 15.
Leah’s mother, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, made a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to do everything it could to release Leah from Boko Haram’s captivity even as the terrorists have issued a threat that Leah would be killed by the second week of October, if government did not meet their demands.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“A threat has been sent out that, with effect from October, Leah will be the next in line to be killed. They said she pleaded with Federal Government to do whatever is required to ensure her release before that time.”[/penci_blockquote]
She made the appeal at a meeting organised the founder of the Citizen Monitoring Group (CMG) Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam, weekend. Although she did not mention the demand, the distraught mother said the sect members notified her some days ago that the ongoing negotiation between them and the Federal government is not going as agreed and that they might execute Leah soon.
Speaking in Hausa through an interpreter, Dr. Gloria Samdi Pudlu, Mrs. Sharibu expressed appreciation to the entire world over their concern in her plight, urging the Federal Government, President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation to do everything possible to ensure Leah is released before the deadline.
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“A threat has been sent out that, with effect from October, Leah will be the next in line to be killed. They said she pleaded with Federal Government to do whatever is required to ensure her release before that time.”
Mrs. Sharibu also denied claims that her family took the Federal Government to court, saying they were not aware of such issue.
Leah’s father, Nathan Sharibu, also told journalists in Adamawa that the insurgents did not mention their demands.
“They just said if Federal Government did not respond to their demands, they would go violent. We don’t know their demands. We are pleading with the whole world to mount pressure on the Federal Government to help release this girl.” he said