Leah Sharibu Reunites With Mother


Leah Sharibu, one of the 112 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, has reunited with her mother, Rebecca in a dream.

Rebecca, who spoke to Daily Trust, said her daughter appeared to her at midnight, in a red dress and hugged her with a broad smile plastered across her face.

She said Leah narrated her ordeal in captivity. “I finally got my freedom Mama,” she quoted Leah to have said in the dream.

“Mama, I really suffered in [Boko Haram’s] hands. We sleep on leaves and barely take baths, but they fed me well.”

Rebecca said she was sad to realise it was only a dream when she woke up.

“Yes, we hugged each other very tight in such a way that no force could separate us before narrating her ordeals to me.

“Those minutes of excitement nearly took away all my sorrow.

“Sadly, it was a dream. I cried when I opened my eyes and realized it. I tried going back to sleep for more, but I couldn’t.

“I cried throughout that night and prayed that God should make it reality,” she said.

Rebecca said Leah will not return to her school in Dapchi when she regains her freedom.

She said no official from the state or federal governments, or even the school principal, has visited her home since the incident.

She complained that the government has failed to keep the family abreast of developments regarding Leah.

“I’ve already transferred her brother to a school in Jos. She is the only one I am waiting for now.

“It’s very sad and frustrating, each time we hear something from the media about our daughter. Recently, government said that negotiation for my daughter’s release is complicated.

“As parents, we should be informed of any development before going to press.

“The government’s way of relaying the information is making me angrier, and more frightened by the day,” she said.

Newsbreak.ng reports that Leah Sharibu and 111 others were abducted on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram insurgents. On March 21, 105 of the schoolgirls were released, with five presumed dead. However, Leah was held back for refusing to denounce her faith.



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