Nathan Sharibu, father of abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah, has said he wants his daughter back alive with or without a baby.
Sharibu spoke in reaction to news making the round that Leah had been converted to Islam and married off to a Boko Haram Commander who impregnated her leading to the birth of a child few weeks ago.
A journalist with access to Boko Haram, Ahmad Sakilda, had revealed that Leah had become a mother.
He said, “Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind won’t result in pregnancy?
“Since the terror group announced condemning her to slavery, is there any step or collective focus on preventing similar occurrences? She’s a mother, but I don’t know about the gender of the baby,” he tweeted.
Leah was abducted alongside 109 other girls from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Busari Local Government Area of Yobe State on February 19, 2018.
While most of the girls were released, Leah was denied freedom after refusing to renounce her Christian faith for Islam.
She has been in the custody of the terror group despite repeated pledges by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government to ensure her freedom.
Sharibu told Channels Television that his “primary concern is to see his daughter return alive and will, therefore, not give any credence to any rumours.”
Also reacting, the Chairman of the Northern Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Yakubu Pam, has debunked claims that Leah had denied her faith.