Grace Taku, one of the six aid workers with the Action Against Hunger (an NGO in Borno State), abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group on 18th July, 2019, alleges that Leah Sharibu has been killed.
She was abducted alongside 109 of her colleagues from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19th February, 2018.
Some of the girls lost their lives in the process, while 105 of them were eventually released following government intervention. But Leah was held back because she rejected Islam and refused to wear the hijab.
Khadija Grema, one of the released Dapchi girls, noted that Leah Sharubu, refused to wear the hijab like her colleagues while in captivity. She was warned that she would be held back if she refuses to accept Islam. But she however chose to stand by her faith in Christ Jesus.
President Muhammadu Buhari had assured Nigerians that he was committed to ensuring that Leah Sharibu was released by the sect.
The Presidency in its reaction to the recent video said it; “has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.”
“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.
“Besides these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about – Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others. These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.
“Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals. Government is working.”
The statement was issued on Thursday by President Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu.
“And it also happened again with Leah and Alice, because Nigeria could not do anything about them, they were not released, they were killed. I beg that Nigeria and our organisation Action Against Hunger should do something and see that we are released. Thank you,” Grace said as she begs the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Action Against Hunger, and the Nigerian Government to come for their rescue.
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