More news of Leah Sharibu
In the past week, Nigerian news media published unconfirmed reports that Leah recently gave birth to a baby boy, fathered by a commander of the Boko Haram faction Islamic State West Africa Province. The news has led to fresh calls on the Nigerian government to redouble its efforts to ensure Leah’s safe return.
National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia)
Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than a month after an aid worker indicated in a video that kidnapped Christian teenager Leah Sharibu had been killed, a government official in Nigeria on Saturday (Aug. 31) said she was alive.
Citing intelligence from security agencies, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu released a statement reaffirming that the government is negotiating with terrorists for the release of Leah and other captives.
“Contrary to false reports, she [Leah] is alive, given assurances from our security agencies, and the government is committed to her safe return, as well as all other hostages to their families,” Shehu said. “Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes that should hopefully yield her release by her captors.”
Lines of communications remain open with the kidnappers of Boko Haram, now called the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), to…
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