Abandoned Christian Girl, Leah Sharibu Gives Birth To Second Baby In Boko Haram Captivity

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A teenage Christian girl, Leah Sharibu who was abducted from her by Boko Haram terrorists has given to a second after being forced to accept Islam.

According to Guardian, Leah was abducted over three years ago in Dapchi, Yobe State. While her classmates were released, the insurgents refused to release the Christian girl.

A United -based group, US- Law Group has called the government to act while lamenting the plight of the abandoned Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, reports she has given to a second in captivity.

It would be recalled that Leah, held in captivity, was forced to accept Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander after she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

Leah was among 110 , aged between 11 and 19 years, who were abducted by the terrorists from Government ’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, February 19, 2018.

Convener of the US- Law Group, Emmanuel Ogebe, said in a that “despite an offer by an American last month to surrender himself in exchange for Leah’s freedom, there has been no tangible response from her captors.

“That notwithstanding, intelligence received the status of Leah indicates that she has delivered a second in captivity. While we have not corroborated this by multiple sources, a usually knowledgeable source indicated that she delivered a second late last year. This means both children were born in 2020 as the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020. We are investigating this.”

The Guardian newspaper on January 1, 2019, named Leah Sharibu as its 2018 ‘‘Person of the Year,’’ aptly describing her as “A goddess of resistance”.

To commemorate the March 21 third anniversary of the release of the Dapchi returned by their captors and “abandonment of Leah Sharibu”, the US group in its commemorative , said “until she is released, Leah remains a poster child and symbol of a failed state that can’t protect its children.

The group also lamented the “full-scale onslaught on education in by Islamist extremists: Boko Haram wars against education; bandits mass kidnap of children in ; and religious violence against Christian mission owners in Ilorin over hijab .”