Boko Haram has issued the second week of October as deadline for the Nigeria Government to agree to its terms or Leah would be killed.
Although the terror group has not publicly disclose the terms for her release, they have however threatened to kill Leah Sharibu if the government refuse to come to the negotiation table.
Leah was among the 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, that were captured by the terror group on February 19, 2018.
The Federal Government has however negotiated for the release of some of her peers that were held captive. Leah has been retained by the group because she has refused to renounce her faith-Christainity-and convert to Islam.
Parents of Leah, Sharibu Nathan and Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu has appealed to the government to facilitate the release of their only daughter.
Confirming the threat of the terror group, Leah’s mother, Rebecca Sharibu said: “A threat has been sent out that with effect from October, Leah will be the next in line to be killed. They said she pleaded with Federal Government to do whatever is required to ensure her release before that time.”
The Presidency has assured the victim’s parent of their daughter’s release. The vice President Yemi Osinbajo said:“We are committed to ensuring the release of all the women and men held in captivity.
“Few days ago, Mr President spoke personally to the anguished mother of Leah Sharibu; Christian girl who is the only left as part of the Dapchi girls still in Boko Haram captivity.
“Mr President assured her mother that she would be returned home safe. And that commitment Mr President has made not just to her mother but to also all the girls and all the young men who are still in Boko Haram captivity today.
“All over the Northeast, our people are been provided with a chance to begin the urgent task of rebuilding their lives and lively hood.”
Leah Sharibu has spent 232 days in the den of the terror group since she was taken captive on February 19, 2018.