Leah Sharibu, the captured Dapchi Christian Schoolgirl, has reportedly delivered a second baby in Boko Haram captivity.
This was disclosed by a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, which said the teenager had both children in the same year following the terrorists’ announcement of her childbirth earlier in 2020.
The group lamented the condition Ms Sharibu has found herself as it could be argued that the government has abandoned the Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl.
Leah, who has now spent three years in captivity, just for being a Christian, was forced to denounce her faith and accept Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander.
She was abducted from her school in Dapchi, Yobe State in early 2018 alongside 109 other female students.
Emmanuel Ogebe, the convener of the US-Nigeria Law Group, lamented in a statement that “despite an offer by an American pastor last month to surrender himself in exchange for Leah’s freedom, there has been no tangible response from her captors.
“That notwithstanding, intelligence received on the status of Leah indicates that she has delivered a second child in captivity.
“While we have not corroborated this by multiple sources, a usually knowledgeable source indicated that she delivered a second child late last year.
“This means both children were born in 2020 as the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020. We are still investigating this.”
In 2019, Leah Sharibu’s family said the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government had abandoned them in their quest to secure her freedom.
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