Parents of Leah Sharibu, a school girl kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists said they’ve given up on the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to secure their daughter’s release.
This is even as Nathan and Rebecca Sharibu said they’re tired of crying and pleading with the President who has consistent paid deaf ears to all attempts to get him to act.
Leah Sharibu will complete four years in custody of the dreaded terrorist in two months.
She was among 110 female students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, abducted on February 19, 2018, by the terrorists.
While her other girls were released shortly after negotiations, Leah, who was just 14 year-old, was held captive over her refusal to renounce her Christian faith.
Spokesperson for the parents and Executive Director of the Leah Foundation, Dr Gloria Puldu, told PUNCH that they couple have barred their minds from thinking in the direction of the president.
“Let me tell you how the family has agreed to spend this Christmas. They said they were tired of speaking, crying and pleading with the government of Buhari, which is deaf to every call.
“So, it is agreed that they should remain silent and just call for continued prayers. They said they were tired of routine calls, which hurt so much that they had to just call on anyone who wished to stand with them to do so only in prayers.
“We wish to respect the family’s wishes. We have only sent out Christmas greetings by calling for prayers.”
Meanwhile, the Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, released a video calling for the release of Leah on Sunday.
Renowned peace advocate and Executive Director of the organisation, Rev Gideon Para-Mallam, appealed to Buhari to facilitate the release of Leah.