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ICC Note: The parents of kidnapped schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, have spoken out about their struggle and sadness. They are confused and upset because their daughter is the only one who was not released. They are looking for answers and hope that they may see her again soon.

03/23/2018 Nigeria (All Africa) – The parents of a Christian girl Boko Haram militants refused to release on Wednesday, despite freeing 104 of her schoolmates, have spoken out.

Rebecca Sharibu said she had been let down by the Nigerian government which she said failed to negotiate her daughter’s release alongside her schoolmates.

Some 104 Dapchi schoolgirls were released early Wednesday after being held by the insurgents for 32 days. Five others died while being transported on the day of the abduction on February 19, the released girls said.

The only girl still in captivity, 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, a Christian, was held back by the terror group after she refused to convert to Islam, her mates said.

Now, her colleagues have shared with her parents details of what happened, and how Leah was stopped at the last minute from regaining her freedom.


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