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Abducted Nigerian Christian schoolgirl calls on President to secure her release


Abducted Nigerian Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu has urged Nigerian President to secure her release. Leah is currently in Boko Haram’s captivity after being abducted in February earlier this year. She has been in captivity since then, while rest of the abducted schoolgirls were set free.

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Purportedly an audio recording surfaced, where Leah can be heard urging the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in order to procure her release. Her captives sent the recording to the local media, whilst the recording remains unverified.

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15-year-old, Christian hostage Leah Sharibu, was among more than 100 schoolgirls abducted from their hostel in the town of Dapchi on February 19. She was the Leah only Christian among the abducted 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Dapchi, Yobe State.

In the 35 seconds audio Sharibu, said: “I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted in GGSS Dapchi. I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get me out of my current situation. “I also plead to members of the public to help my mother, my father, my younger brother and relatives. Kindly help me out of my predicament. I am begging you to treat me with compassion. I am calling on the government, particularly the President to pity me and get me out of this serious situation. Thank you.”

Later on, the terrorist group released about 100 of the abducted girls, five of them were reportedly dead. Leah was not free because she was told to renounce Christian faith; which she did not accept. Therefore, the group did not set her free.

On the other hand, the Presidency has issued statement regarding the audio. It was stated that President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration will take all out steps to endure her release.