Leah Sharibu’s Father Urges FG To Secure Release Of His Daughter
Mr Nathaniel Sharibu, the father of Leah, the only Dapchi school girl that was not released by Boko Haram terrorists has urged the federal government to hasten up the rescue effort in securing the freedom of his daughter from insurgents.
On February 19, 2018, Boko Haram had launched an attack on Leah Sharibu’s school in Dapchi, Yobe State, and kidnapped 113 school girls.
On March 21, Boko Haram insurgents returned 105 of the 110 secondary school girls abducted from the town. Leah was however not released with other school girls on account that she refused to renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam as demanded by the terrorists.
In an interview with pressmen, Nathaniel said he is optimistic that his daughter will be released.
He said: “I am sure my daughter will overcome her trials. I believe that God is preparing her for some exploit and she will sure manifest. She is a child of God and the God she serves will never let her down the same way Shedrack, Meshach and Abdenego were saved from fire and Daniel from the lion’s den, so will the story of my daughter be.”
He, however, called on the Federal Government to play its part in securing the freedom of his daughter from insurgents.
“Leah is a good child that any parent would be proud of,” he added.
Mr. Sharibu remained grateful to Dapchi community for standing by him and his family at this trying time. “I am grateful to Dapchi people who have continued to stand with me on this.
“They have been treating me like their own. I came to this town single and got married here. I appreciate their effort and ask for more support to ensure that my daughter returns to us safely,” he said.