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Leah Sharibu’s Mother Accuses Buhari Of Laxity Over Daughter’s Rescue


The mother of Leah Sharibu, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of sloppiness and incompetence to secure the release of her daughter from the den of Boko Haram terrorists.

Young Leah Sharibu, it could be recalled is the only remaining girl in captivity amongst the schoolgirls abducted by the terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe State.


Speaking during an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, Mrs. Sharibu lamented that President Buhari has not shown seriousness in securing the her daughter’s release.

ElombahNews had earlier reported that she is in London to seek the assistance of the the British Government to free Leah from the terrorists’ captivity.

The report said that she is scheduled to meet British Prime Minister to secure his assistance on behalf of his daughter.

Speaking in the interview, Mrs. Sharibu said that the President did not contact their family until seven months after the abduction and that all her promises ended in futility.

She said: “I have come to Britain to lay my complaints, I need their help. They should help me, I will like my daughter to be freed from captivity.

“My daughter was abducted among others by Boko Haram terrorists, it was seven months later that President Muhammadu Buhari called me.

“Since their abduction in February, it was seven months later that he called me.

“When he called me, he told me that my daughter would return, that she would not stay long.

“Two weeks later, he sent three ministers to our house and they corroborated what Mr. President had told me. The ministers reiterated that Leah would be returned to me, shortly.

“The Ministers said they were in my house to reassure me that my daughter would soon return. But since that day, I never heard anything again from the government.

“My major worry now is for the government to do whatever possible and free my daughter from captivity.

“Because, I am seriously disturbed, but there is nothing I can do. If the government is doing nothing, what can I an ordinary citizen do?”

She also thanked a non-governmental organisation, Leah Foundation established in honour of her daughter, saying the Foundation assisted the family towards realising her London trip.

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