Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Leah Sharibu"

    Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1.At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

Suspected robbers broke into the residence of the parents of Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.They reportedly invaded the parents’ residence on Monday and carted away the family’s belongings, including food stuff and a generator set.Sharibu is one of the 119 students abducted from the school by Boko [...]

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    VIDEO: Protesters storm Nigeria’s high commission in London for Leah Sharibu

VIDEO: Protesters storm Nigeria’s high commission in London for Leah Sharibu

Some protesters recently stormed Nigeria’s high commission in London to demand that government speed up its effort to rescue Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among 119 students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe state, in February.All the girls who were captured were released after a month, except five who reportedly died in detention, but Sharibu was held back [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Only God knows when Leah Sharibu will be rescued

Femi Adesina: Only God knows when Leah Sharibu will be rescued

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says only God knows when Leah Sharibu, the kidnapped Dapchi girl, will be rescued.TheCable had on Monday published a picture and audio of the teenager, who was kidnapped in February, begging the government for help.Despite the release of the other Dapchi schoolgirls, Sharibu was held back by her captors [...]

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    ‘I’m happy to hear my daughter’s voice’ — Leah Sharibu’s father authenticates audio

‘I’m happy to hear my daughter’s voice’ — Leah Sharibu’s father authenticates audio

Nathan Sharibu, father of the only Christian girl abducted at Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, has confirmed that the voice in the audio exclusively obtained by TheCable is his daughter's.In the audio, the girl who has been in captivity since February appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pity her.Sharibu was kidnapped alongside 118 students and all the captured [...]

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    Omokri writes book about Leah Sharibu, says it exposes ‘cover up’ by Buhari’s govt

Omokri writes book about Leah Sharibu, says it exposes ‘cover up’ by Buhari’s govt

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has written a book about Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.Sharibu was the only Christian among the 112 kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.While the others were later brought home, Sharibu was held back for refusing to denounce Christianity.Omokri's book [...]

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    UK offers to assist FG in securing release of Leah Sharibu

UK offers to assist FG in securing release of Leah Sharibu

The UK has promised to support efforts to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who has remained in Boko Haram captivity since she was abducted in February.Sharibu, a 15-year old girl, was among 119 students abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.All the girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention, but Sharibu the [...]

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    Oloyede: NSCIA has reached out to Boko Haram over Leah Sharibu

Oloyede: NSCIA has reached out to Boko Haram over Leah Sharibu

Ishaq Oloyede, secretary-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), says the organisation has reached out to Boko Haram over the continued captivity of Leah Sharibu.Sharibu was among the 112 kidnapped from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19.Although most of the other girls later regained freedom, Sharibu was held back for reportedly refusing to denounce Christianity.Speaking on Monday at The Point [...]

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    JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians in commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day.The president talked about his administration’s achievements regarding the economy, fight against corruption and the war to end Boko Haram insurgency.But he made no mention of pertinent issues such as Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram custody, and the ongoing strike of health workers in [...]

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    ‘I finally got my freedom, mama’ — Leah Sharibu visits mum in dream

‘I finally got my freedom, mama’ — Leah Sharibu visits mum in dream

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, says her daughter appeared to her in a dream.Leah was one of the 112 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.While five were reported to have died, the insurgents released others, but Leah was held back for refusing to denounce her faith.Rebecca told Daily Trust that she was [...]

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    ‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

Nathaniel Sharibu, father of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram custody, says the federal government is yet to contact his family regarding Leah's situation.He is, therefore, appealing to Nigerians — the media, in particular — to “put pressure on the government” to ensure the release of his daughter.Sharibu made the appeal during an interview on RayPower 100.5 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Imagine celebrating your birthday — as a 15-year-old — surrounded by insurgents in a far away hideout; maybe inside a cave. No cakes, no candle lights nor birthday songs. Just terror and fierce faces threatening you to denounce your religion to regain freedom.That is the sad story of Leah Sharibu whose continued captivity in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Dapchi schoolgirls: Leah Sharibu escaped from Boko Haram camp but ended in wrong hands

Dapchi schoolgirls: Leah Sharibu escaped from Boko Haram camp but ended in wrong hands

Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, still in Boko Haram custody, reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to escape.The insurgents abducted 110 students on February 19 and released them a month later, with the exception of Sharibu and five students who died in captivity.They reportedly held Sharibu back for refusing to renounce her Christian [...]

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    Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

There is confusion in Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government in Yobe state, over the return of Leah Sharibu, the only girl in captivity out of the 110 students abducted on February 19.While five of the students died, Boko Haram insurgents returned 104 to the town on Wednesday but the insurgents did not release Sharibu because she refused to renounce [...]

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    Sources: Boko Haram ‘returning to Dapchi with Leah Sharibu’

Sources: Boko Haram ‘returning to Dapchi with Leah Sharibu’

Members of the Boko Haram sect are said to be on their way to Dapchi in Yobe state, to return Leah Sharibu.Multiple sources disclosed this to TheCable on Saturday afternoon."As of 3pm, we heard that they were 20 kilometres from Dapchi," a resident who does not want his identity revealed, said.TheCable gathered that while some are rejoicing over the development, [...]

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