Leah Sharibu, a Christian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram since 19 February 2018, has given birth to a baby boy, DailyTrust reports.
On February 19, 2018, Sharibu was kidnapped alongside other school girls aged 11–19 years old were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC).
She was said to be 14 at the time she was captured and is the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl still held hostage.
Dapchi is located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, in the northeast part of Nigeria.
On 21 March 2018 the Federal government announced that Boko Haram terrorists had returned 106 of the kidnapped children, including 104 girls who went to school, one girl who did not and a boy.
Leah was reportedly not released along with the other children, because she refused to convert to Islam.
It has been gathered she was married off to a top Boko Haram commander who lives outside Nigeria. The source said Leah was delivered of the baby early Saturday in Niger Republic.
He added that the insurgents had wanted to release her few months ago but couldn’t because she was pregnant.