The Christian girl abducted among the 110 girls In Dapchi, Yobe State has reportedly delivered a second child to her captor in captivity, a US-Nigeria Law Group has said.
Leah was held back by Boko haram after she refused to denounce her Christian faith and was later married to a top Boko Haram commander.
Leah Sharibu was among 110 girls, aged between 11 and 19 years, who were abducted by the terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19, 2018.
Convener of the US-Nigeria Law Group, Emmanuel Ogebe, said in a statement that “despite an offer by an American pastor last month to surrender himself in exchange for Leah’s freedom, there has been no tangible response from her captors.
“That notwithstanding, intelligence received on the status of Leah Sharibu indicates that she has delivered a second child in captivity. While we have not corroborated this by multiple sources, a usually knowledgeable source indicated that she delivered a second child late last year. This means both children were born in 2020 as the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020. We are still investigating this.”
The group also believes Leah Sharibu has been abandoned by the federal government. “until she is released, Leah remains a poster child and symbol of a failed state that can’t protect its children, the group stated in a commemorative statement issued on Monday.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.