The family members of Leah Sharibu are yet to receive any respite after one year of her abduction and a deafening silence from the government concerning her whereabout.
On a gloomy February night in 2018, Boko Haram attacked Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, where they abducted 110 schoolgirls including Leah Sharibu.
After the incident, the Federal Government entered into negotiations with Boko Haram which led to the release of all the schoolgirls except Leah.
The sect allegedly refused to release her unless she converts to Islam, and the government accepted to leave her behind with the promise of securing her release later. Despite many pleas to the government to intensify efforts for her release, Leah still remains in captivity.
Although the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has come out to assure her family and concerned Nigerians that she is still alive, it is not clear when she will be released.
The mother of Leah, Rebecca Sharibu who has fought against feeling defeated has begged President Buhari and the international community to help rescue her daughter. She also asked Nigerians to pray for her family.