Nathan Sharibu, father of abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah, has on Sunday reacted to reports that his daughter who is now a Muslim, had given birth for a Boko Haram Commander.
It was earlier reported On Sunday that Leah Sharibu has given birth to a baby for a Boko Haram commander in Niger Republic.
However, Nathan in an interview with Channels Television, said seeing Leah return to him alive was more important, and would rather not make any comment on the issue of childbirth
He added that;
My primary concern is to see his daughter return alive and will therefore, not give any credence to any rumors.
A senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Dr. Gloria Puldu, who spoke on behalf for the family said what Leah’s family desires is for the safe return of their daughter home, with or without a baby.
Dr. Puldu who this during an interview with newsmen on Saturday dismissed the reports of childbirth, saying;
I have seen reports that Leah had a baby boy. That is just a rumor as far as we are concerned. What we even desire is to see a proof of life so that we see Leah by ourselves. If they are able to have Leah safe, we will understand.
She explained that;
The most important thing is that we want her to be alive. And if she is alive, we will praise God for that. They should release her, despite whatever condition she is in. That is all; it doesn’t matter whether she is pregnant or with a baby. Is it not better to have your child alive? So, it doesn’t matter, all we are interested in is her life and safety.
Leah was among 110 schoolgirls abducted on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.
In March 2018, the Federal Government announced the insurgents had returned 106 of the kidnapped schoolchildren but that Leah was not among them.
It was reported that Leah, who was 14 years old at the time she was kidnapped, was not released because she refused to convert to Islam.