Three years and five weeks since their kidnapping in Dapchi, Yobe State, a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, has bemoaned the predicament of the neglected Dapchi “courageous Christian girl” student, Leah Sharibu, with reports she has brought forth a second child for her captors. Recall that Leah, who is presently held in bondage, had to acknowledge Islam prior to being married off to a top Boko Haram commander after she refused to deny her Christian faith.
Leah was among 110 young ladies, age range of 11 and 19 years, who were snatched by the terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19, 2018.
Convener of the US-Nigeria Law Group, Emmanuel Ogebe, said in a proclamation that “notwithstanding an offer by an American minister a month ago to give up himself in return for Leah’s freedom, there has been no unmistakable reaction from her captors.
“The fact that there is no reliable news on the status of Leah shows that she has gotten a second child in her captivity. While we have not heard this from different sources, it is a clear sign that she must has given birth to second child. This implies the two children were brought into the world in 2020 as the terrorists reported her labor before in 2020.”
The Guardian newspaper on January 1, 2019, named Leah Sharibu as its 2018 ”Person of the Year,” appropriately depicting her as “A goddess of resistance”.
To honor the March 21 third commemoration of the arrival of the Dapchi young ladies returned by their captors and “deserting of Leah Sharibu”, the US group in its memorial proclamation, said “until she is delivered, Leah remains a perfect example and image.