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#BringbackourLeah#: Bring back Leah Sharibu alive, Bakare tells FG

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#BringbackourLeah#: Bring back Leah Sharibu alive, Bakare tells FG

Today makes it exactly 57 days that Leah Sharibu has been in Boko Haram’s captivity, with many Nigerians worried and wondering, what she could be going through. Leah is among 110 students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State, abducted on February 19, 2018, by suspected Boko Haram members.

A month after the abduction and following negotiations with the Federal Government, 104 of the girls were released. Five of the girls were alleged to have died in captivity, while Leah, a Christian, was deliberately not released because she refused to convert to Islam On Saturday, founder of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, challenged the Federal Government to do all within its disposal to secure the immediate release of the Chibok schoolgirls and Leah Sharibu, who were still held in captivity by the Boko Haram. Bakare stated this while speaking as a guest during the Bring Back Our Girls Lecture in Abuja. He said: “The Nigerian government must do all that is necessary to bring the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu back and alive.

Not just because their parents and the Nigerian creeks cannot wait to see them back, but also because of what they now represent to the Nigerian nation. Leah Sharibu has become a symbol of the Nigerian constitution.” Bakare is, however, optimistic that Leah would be released soon, even as he called on the nation’s leaders to see to the protection of all Nigerians.

He said: “Our hearts go out to parents and prayers go out to her wherever she is at the moment. And we affirm in the spirit of hope that very soon, we will see her safely returned to us. “There is something wrong if a nation is bitten twice, yet never shy with respect to the safety and security of its girl-child. There is something undeniably wrong when its girl-child repeatedly becomes the bargaining instrument in negotiation deals between the government and terrorists

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