The family of abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu has again called on the Federal Government to secure the release of their daughter from the enclaves of the Boko Haram sect.
Speaking on behalf of the family, the Pastor of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), Pastor Fidelis Saul in Yola, regretted that the indifference shown in facilitating Leah’s release is as a result of her faith.
“I believe that the government is taking sides. This is because Leah is not the only person that was taken away. But why Leah is still being left behind today is because she is always calling Jesus Christ her saviour.
“The government is taking sides, they see Christians as nothing. That is the reason why when we are crying, nobody will care about our crying. If the government knows that we are together, they should allow Leah to come back home right now before elections.
Pastor Saul who also is the convener of a prayer session held in Leah’s remembrance called on the Federal Government to secure her release.
While stressing that releasing Leah would restore hope to them, he warned that “if they refuse to release Leah, it’s clear that they are showing us we are nothing in the country.”
Speaking also, Leah’s mother, Rebecca Sharibu lamented that since the abduction, she has never known peace.
The renewed calls for her release comes a year after Leah was kidnapped by a faction of the Boko Haram sect – Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Leah is one of the over 100 schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents in February 2018 from the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State.
Weeks after the abduction, the other girls were released while Leah was kept in captivity by the terrorists reportedly for refusing to renounce Christianity.
She was the only Christian among the girls.
On August 27, 2018, an audio clip emerged in which the abducted schoolgirl could be heard pleading with the President to help her regain her freedom.
In the clip, the 15-year-old also sought help for her family and asked the government also treat a case with passion.
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