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Govt has not contacted my family since my daughter’s kidnap —Leah Sharibu’s father



Govt has not contacted my family since my daughter's kidnap —Leah Sharibu's father

Mr Nathaniel Sharibu, the father of Leah Sharibu who was retained by Boko Haram terrorists after she refused to renounce her Christian faith for Islam, has revealed that government has not reached out to his family ever since his daughter was kidnapped.

Speaking days after the 15th birthday of his daughter, Mr Sharibu said the abduction of his child has brought trauma to his family.

“No delegation has visited the family since the February 19 episode. Not even a telephone call from anybody. Nobody has called me,” he said, stressing that the abduction of their daughter had been traumatic for the family, especially the mother “who is daily weeping”.

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According to him, his wife Rebecca remains inconsolable especially after other parents celebrated the return of their children on March 21.

Recall that on February 19, the Federal Government said it opened a channel of discussion with the kidnappers for the return of the abducted victims.

About a month later, March 21 to be precise, the FG secured the release of about 104 of the girls (all Muslims) but Leah was not released for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.


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