Following the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah, the Dapchi Girl still in the hands of Boko Haram has called on the President not to forget her daughter who is still in captivity one year after.
Recall that Leah was among over 100 girls who were whisked away from their hostel at Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi by Boko Haram on the 16th Febuary, 2018. While her mates were released a month later and other died, Leah was however held on account of her faith which she refuse to denounce.
However, Mrs Rebecca, who congratulated the President on his reelection for another four year term urged the him not to forget her daughter as he celebrates his victory.
“I am grateful to all Nigeria who participated in the election. We are also grateful that the election was peaceful. From the beginning, people felt that there will be problem but it didn’t happen. We are also happy that the President won the election. On behalf of myself and my family, we congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and pray for God to give him the desired wisdom to rule the country.
“I want to remind the President that, as he celebrates his victory, he should not forget that Leah is still in the hands of Boko Haram. As for me, my heart is heavy because I have not seen my daughter for more than one year now. I am calling on the President to fulfill his promise of freeing my daughter from the hands of Boko Haram. My cry is still the same, today and tomorrow until I see my daughter.” she told Nation in an interview.
Furthermore, she appealed to Boko Haram insurgents to unconditionally released all those in captivity including her daughter.
“As for Boko Haram, that are still holding my daughter, I am still pleading with them to have mercy on my daughter and other captives and release them unconditionally. Boko Haram should please know that we have been subjected to psychological torture and trauma since my daughter was taken away. Please have mercy on my daughter (broke into tears),” Mrs. Sharibu said.