Mother sends Leah Sharibu Christmas mes­sage

The Punch - - CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATIO­NS - Fri­day Olokor, Abuja

LEAH Sharibu’s mother has sent her daugh­ter a Christmas mes­sage, but laments she didn’t cel­e­brate the birth of Christ with the fam­ily on Wed­nes­day.

Leah was ab­ducted alongside other pupils of Gov­ern­ment Girls’ Science and Tech­ni­cal Col­lege, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram in Fe­bru­ary 2018.

In a short video re­leased to The PUNCH on Wed­nes­day morn­ing through the Leah Foun­da­tion, Mrs Re­becca Sharibu pleaded with her daugh­ter’s ab­duc­tors to please pity the fam­ily and free her.

She said, “We are al­ways pray­ing for you wher­ever you are that God will bring you back. We are plead­ing with the gov­ern­ment to put in more ef­fort so that Leah will be re­leased.

“We are wish­ing you a Merry Christmas wher­ever you are. We are not happy that you are not with us this Christmas and we pray God set you free and bring you back to us. We are plead­ing with those who are hold­ing you cap­tive to please pity us and re­lease you. We are in great pain, thank you.”

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has been un­der at­tack for its in­abil­ity to res­cue Leah from her ab­duc­tors.

A for­mer Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Nige­ria Na­tional Mis­sions Move­ment, Rev Gideon Para­mal­lam, slammed the at­ti­tude of the Major Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari regime to­wards Leah’s par­ents.

Ac­cord­ing to him, Leah’s fa­ther Nathan Sharibu has been wor­ried that apart from the fact that he “has not heard a sin­gle word about his daugh­ter’s re­lease be­yond the prom­ises”, he has not re­ceived any phone call or up­dates from Gen­eral Buhari.

Para-mal­lam, a close friend of the Sharibus and founder of Gideon and Funmi Para-mal­lam Peace Foun­da­tion, lamented that Leah’s kid­nap had been politi­cised.

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