Boko Haram Still Holds Leah Sharibu

ICC Note: Leah Sharibu is still missing. More than a month after the rest of the Dapchi Schoolgirls were released, Leah is still in Captivity. Her father confirmed this and has asked for people on social media to stop giving false reports that she has been released.

04/23/2018 Nigeria (Daily Post) – Leah was among the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram on February 19 in Dapchi, Yobe State.

About 104 of the girls had since returned after insurgents refused to release Leah on the ground that she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

However, reports emerged on Friday night from online platforms, quoting BBC Hausa Service that Leah had regained her freedom and was on her way to reunite with her parents.

But speaking on the development, Sharibu dismissed the rumour and urged those behind the story to stop creating confusion with fake news of Leah’s release.

He said, “Leah is not back yet, but we are praying and hoping that God will grant her freedom someday.

“I want to appeal to social media handlers to stop confusing us with fake news about Leah’s release.

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