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Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents
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Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents

Leah Sharibu’s parents, Nathan and Rebecca, have described as “heartbreaking rumours” reports that their daughter had given birth to a second baby in Boko Haram captivity. Demanding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), bring back their daughter with or without children, the traumatised parents said it was a big shame that the Buhari regime had abandoned their daughter. Leah was one of the 110 female students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists. While others were released by the terrorists following negotiations, Leah, then 14, is still being held captive for reportedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The Convener of the United States-Nigeri...
Leah Sharibu Gives Birth To Second Baby In Boko Haram Captivity
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Leah Sharibu Gives Birth To Second Baby In Boko Haram Captivity

Three years and five weeks since her abduction in Dapchi, Yobe State, a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, has lamented the plight of the abandoned Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, with reports she has given birth to a second child in captivity. It would be recalled that Leah, still held in captivity, was forced to accept Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander after she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Leah was among 110 girls, aged between 11 and 19 years, who were abducted by the terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19, 2018. Convener of the US-Nigeria Law Group, Emmanuel Ogebe, said in a statement that “despite an offer by an American pastor last month to surrender ...
Buhari Should Please Fulfill His Promise By Rescuing Leah – Leah Sharibu’s Father, Nathaniel Sharibu
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Buhari Should Please Fulfill His Promise By Rescuing Leah – Leah Sharibu’s Father, Nathaniel Sharibu

Leah Sharibu was abducted by Boko Haram alongside other schoolchildren in Dapchi on February 19, 2018. While the others have been released, she is still in captivity. Her father, Nathaniel Sharibu, shares the family’s agony in this interview with LIVINUS HINDI Buhari is a father and grandfather, he should please fulfil his promise to rescue my daughter – Leah Sharibu’s father Leah was abducted by Boko Haram three years ago. How has the family been coping? We are feeling very sad about the abduction of our daughter, Leah. The family is in terrible grief because of our situation and Leah’s absence. How are her siblings coping with Leah’s abduction? Just like I said before, it is sad and unfortunate. We are always sad about it. Sometimes we ask: ‘Where is Leah’? Many other...
American preacher, Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release
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American preacher, Pastor Zakaria Offers To Exchange Himself For Leah Sharibu’s Release

Concerned by Leah Sharibu’s long stay in Boko Haram’s cap­tivity, an A, Pastor Zakaria, has offered to submit himself to the abduc­tors, so that the girl can regain her freedom. Sharibu, who is one of the abducted students in Govern­ment Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State abducted three years ago, is still being held after she reportedly re­fused to renounce her Chris­tian faith. Zakaria disclosed his in­tention while meeting with journalists in the company of a universal human rights Nige­rian lawyer, based in the Unit­ed States, Emmanuel Ogebe, at the VIP Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed International Air­port (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos. The New York-based pas­tor, who is on a humanitarian mission to Nigeria, said: “I have met with senior government officials from Sokoto S...
Pastor Adeboye Calls For The Release Of Leah Sharibu From Boko Haram Terrorists
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Pastor Adeboye Calls For The Release Of Leah Sharibu From Boko Haram Terrorists

Mr Adeboye called on all pastors in the RCCG as well as all well-meaning people all over the world to intensify their prayers and efforts towards Leah Sharibu's release. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has again called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu from her abductors. In a statement personally signed by the clergyman, he called on all pastors in the RCCG as well as all well-meaning people all over the world to intensify their prayers and efforts towards her release. Mr Adeboye charged every parent and people of goodwill all over the world to use whatever influence they have to ensure that Leah Sharibu as well as other children in captivity are released without any further delay. On February 19 2018, 110 schoolg...
We Had Intelligence Report before Dapchi Girls’ Abduction Occurred – Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Muhammad Usman
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We Had Intelligence Report before Dapchi Girls’ Abduction Occurred – Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Muhammad Usman

Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Usman who is also one of the ambassadorial nominees has revealed that they had an intelligence report about Dapchi girls’ abduction before it occurred. Recall that over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the terrorists from a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, in February 2018. Usman who appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday February 18, said the abduction occurred because the intelligence they got was not managed properly. He said; “There was an intelligence report on Dapchi before it occurred. We saw indicators building up but it was not managed properly. “State governors have a role to play because if you are given intelligence, we expect troops to move in but this does not ...
Soldiers Have Killed 1,015 Boko Haram Terrorists Since April – Buratai
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Soldiers Have Killed 1,015 Boko Haram Terrorists Since April – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has revealed that troops have killed 1,015 Boko Haram insurgents since April 4 till date. The COAS disclosed this while hosting troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at an Eid-El-Fitr luncheon at Military Control and Command Centre in Maiduguri. Buratai who revealed that artillery airstrike and blockage operations conducted by troops at the Tumbuktu Triangles around Sambisa has been greatly successful, further disclosed that some notable encounters since the commencement of the operation include that of Buni Gari, Gaidam, Minok, Dapchi, Baga, Dikwa, Awulari, Ajiri, Pulka, Ngoshe, Alafa and different parts of Sambisa Forest as well as Gajiganna. He also said that a total of 84 high ranking members of Boko Haram logistics and informants were arre...
Leah’s Mother Begs British PM To Help Rescue Her Daughter
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Leah’s Mother Begs British PM To Help Rescue Her Daughter

MOTHER of Leah Sharibu, kidnapped by Boko Haram, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, yesterday pleaded with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to help rescue her daughter from the clutches of Islamic insurgents. On February 19, 2018, Leah Sharibu was taken from her school, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College. Dapchi, north-eastern Nigeria, along with 109 of her schoolmates. Now aged 16, Leah is thought to be the only girl held by the extremist militants because she refused to convert from Christianity to Islam. Marking the two-year anniversary of her kidnap at an event in Westminster, Leah’s mother, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, said she was “constantly in pain” over her daughter’s abduction. Speaking in Hausa, which translated by Dr. Gloria Puldu, head of Leah Sharibu Foundatio...
All Children Kidnapped by Boko Haram will be Freed – Buhari
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All Children Kidnapped by Boko Haram will be Freed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to secure the freedom of all children and other victims abducted by Boko Haram in the country. The Nigerian leader who expressed the commitment of his administration to secure the freedom of victims of Boko Haram at a High Level Breakfast Dialogue on ‘‘Stop the War on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts, Dividend of Silencing the Guns’’ (a side event during the 33rd AU Summit), also outlined some concrete measures taken by Nigeria towards tackling the root causes of child soldiers and the misfortune of out-of-school children. Buhari urged African countries and stakeholders on the continent to work towards strengthening the protection of children from the six grave violations during armed conflict, as disclosed in a statement released by Pr...
Leah Sharibu’s Father Reacts To Reports That She Has Given Birth
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Leah Sharibu’s Father Reacts To Reports That She Has Given Birth

The father of abducted Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has reacted to the news making the rounds that his daughter has given birth to a baby and has been married off to a commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group. In a phone conversation with Channels Television’s correspondent on Sunday, Mr Nathan Sharibu said he would rather not make any comment on the issue. He added that his primary concern is to see his daughter return alive and will, therefore, not give any credence to any rumours. News that she had given birth, as well as her alleged marriage to a Boko Haram commander, started making the rounds after Journalist, Ahmad Sakilda, who is believed to have access to the insurgents announced in a tweet that the abducted schoolgirl is now a mother. The tweet read: “Why, I...
Reno Omokri And Daughter In Leah Sharibu-Inspired Outfit
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Reno Omokri And Daughter In Leah Sharibu-Inspired Outfit

Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, took picture with his daughter to model the Armani range of his #FreeLeahSharibu outfits. The former presidential aide shared a picture of himself and daughter on Twitter onThursday In the tweet, Mr. Reno thanked his social media followers for helping raise £5,000 for Leah’s parents to use to seek justice for their daughter including the fact that the money was paid directly into the bank account of Leah's father.   “My daughter and I model the @armani range of my #FreeLeahSharibu. I thank my followers who have enabled me raise £5000 for Leah’s parents to use to seek justice for their daughter. EVERY PENNY HAS BEEN PAID DIRECTLY TO LEAH’s FATHER’S ACCOUNT. Keep praying for Leah,” he said. Recall that Omokri challenged a...
FG Remains Focused On Rescuing Leah Sharibu — Osinbajo
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FG Remains Focused On Rescuing Leah Sharibu — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government is committed to the rescue of Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State Leah Sharibu and VP Osinbajo spoke on Sunday during a town hall meeting with some Nigerians in New York, United States. The Vice President stressed that over 108 girls had been rescued so far, noting that community policing could effectively tackle the nation’s security challenges, including kidnappings. “There are cases that are as important as other cases that have received worldwide attention. But at the same time, when you measure it against the performance of girls that have been freed till date, over 108 Christian girls. “We shouldn’t say it’s Christian religious freedom, but who is responsible for kidna...
Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari
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Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari

President Buhari has stated that education is a wise response to Boko Haram’s ideology and insurgency in the country. The President stated this today in Maiduguri, Borno State, as he praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency. Buhari gave the commendation at a ceremony to commission six model schools, out of 40 world class facilities established to provide quality education to mostly children of the poor, and those turned orphans by the 10-year insurgency. He said expansion of educational facilities in the state was the best response to Boko Haram’s actions to stifle education, especially that of the girl child. Buhari said; “This is a wise response to Bo...
Leah Sharibu: TB Joshua Calls For Three Days Prayer And Fasting.
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Leah Sharibu: TB Joshua Calls For Three Days Prayer And Fasting.

As Chibok, Dapchi representatives pray for release of Leah Sharibu at Synagogue Lagos – Representatives of Chibok in Borno and Dapchi in Yobe on Sunday sought spiritual help at The Synagogue, the Church of All Nations, at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and other students kidnapped by Boko Haram. The representatives who carried several placards told the General Overseer, Prophet Temitope Joshua, that they were at The Synagogue because they had exhausted all human efforts to get the students released. A spokesman of the representatives told Prophet Joshua that the father of Leah Sharibu could not come with them because he had been bedridden by stroke, as a result of the kidnap of her daughter. He said they had been watching his ministry through Emmanuel Te...
How I will Tackle Boko Haram If Elected president – Ezekwesili
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How I will Tackle Boko Haram If Elected president – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has revealed how her government will tackle Boko Haram insurgency if elected in the 2019 general election, Premium Times reports. She said her government will completely overhaul the security system to win the war against Boko Haram. The former minister of education made this known in an interview on a CNN programme with Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday evening. “A research we had at the World Bank showed that those communities where this menace thrive need to be engaged. We will provide jobs so that people will be busy and get paid. “Second, my government will completely overhaul the security system. We need fresh hands and people who will end this problem. “Third, we must also improve ...
We Are Doing Our Best To Ensure Leah Sharibu Is Released – FG
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We Are Doing Our Best To Ensure Leah Sharibu Is Released – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was doing its best to ensure that one of the kidnapped Dapchi school girls who is still held captive by the Boko Haram insurgents, Leah Sharibu is released. According to NAN, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the reassurance at the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Oro, Ilorin, Kwara state. We are doing our best to ensure Leah Sharibu is released – FG Speaking to newsmen after the Centenary anniversary thanksgiving Mass, Mohammed said Leah Sharibu is dear to the government. He said: “Nigerians should appreciate that any of our citizens, either boy or girl, Moslem or Christian is dear to us. We do not look at Leah Sharibu either as Christian or Moslem, but as a precious daughter of t...
President Buhari Calls Leah Sharibu’s Mother on Phone
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President Buhari Calls Leah Sharibu’s Mother on Phone

President Muhammadu Buhari has put a phone call through to Leah Sharibu’s mother, promising to do all he can to bring back her daughter. Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists received a call from the president earlier today. Today, President Buhari spoke with Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, and assured her that his administration will do everything it would take to bring her daughter back home. Leah was among the 101 girls kidnapped in February this year by Boko Haram from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State. Most of th...
Reno Omokri Leads Protest In London 200 Days After Leah Sharibu’s Abduction
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Reno Omokri Leads Protest In London 200 Days After Leah Sharibu’s Abduction

Today, Reno Omokri the former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan led a protest at Nigeria’s High Commission in London, to demand the release of Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram but she was held back when others were released because she refused to convert to Islam.   Thursday marks the 200th day since she was abduct.   Speaking in London, Omokri encouraged the Nigerian government to negotiate her release. Noting that the insurgent group had released an audio to show that she is alive, he urged President Buhari not to use the kidnap of Leah to score cheap political points. “President Muhammadu Buhari, you should do everything within your power. Don’t try to use that to score political points and th...
Leah Sharibu Speaks From Boko Haram Captivity, Says “I Am Calling on The President to pity me”
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Leah Sharibu Speaks From Boko Haram Captivity, Says “I Am Calling on The President to pity me”

    Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, who is still being held captive by Islamic terrorists because she refused to convert to Islam, has spoken from captivity. The teenager, who has been in captivity since she was kidnapped in February alongside 118 other students, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to save her from her captors. In an audio obtained by TheCable as a "proof of life", Leah, who has been held captive for 7 months now by a breakaway faction from Boko Haram called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), pleaded with the government of Nigeria to secure her release. She also pleaded with Nigerians to assist her family at their time of suffering. Clad in hijab and sat on a mat, the schoolgirl made he...
President Buhari Blames Slain Libyan Leader, Muammar Gadaffi For Killer Herdsmen in Nigeria
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President Buhari Blames Slain Libyan Leader, Muammar Gadaffi For Killer Herdsmen in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the herdsmen wreaking havoc across the country are gunmen trained by the late Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi. Speaking with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Abuja House in London, Buhari said the gunmen escaped into Nigeria and other West African countries after Gadaffi’s death. “The problem is even older than us. It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx of gunmen from the Sahel region into different parts of the West African sub-region,” he said in response to Archbishop Welby’s question on the herdsmen crisis. “They were trained and armed by Muammar Gadaffi of Libya. When he was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms. We encountered some of them fighting with Boko Haram. “Herdsmen that we use...
#Dapchi: We Are Missing Her In Our Church – Leah Sharibu’s Pastor Says
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#Dapchi: We Are Missing Her In Our Church – Leah Sharibu’s Pastor Says

Daniel Auta, the pastor in charge of the ECWA church where Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi girl detained by Boko Haram for being a Christian, worships has said that the church is missing her. According to Auta, the 65-member parish is missing the commitment of the 10-year-old girl, especially in the choir department where she was an active member before her kidnap. “Leah was an active member of the choir in the church and an active member of all youth programmes in the church. She is very committed to her faith and church activities. She does not joke with her midweek prayers and bible studies. “She is a great source of encouragement and inspiration to the choir and the youth in the church. Her absence has even weakened the entire choir as well as affected the morale of the church in Dap...
Boko Haram Force Girl Suicide Bombers To Strike In Nigeria
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Boko Haram Force Girl Suicide Bombers To Strike In Nigeria

Four female suicide bombers in their teens have blown themselves up near Maiduguri in Nigeria's restive Borno state, killing one other person, police say. "Thirteen (other people) were injured and were taken to a hospital, where they are responding to treatment," Edet Okon, Borno's police chief, said in a statement on Saturday. The attack late on Friday bears the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Boko Haram aims to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law and regularly launches suicide attacks in northeastern Nigeria. The group has been known to use young women as suicide bombers. Its fighters also often abduct girls and women to keep as sex slaves, recently kidnapping more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi town, most of whom have since been freed. Attacks by the t...
Fulani Herdsmen Recaptured #Dapchigirl Leah After Trying To Escape From Boko Haram
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Fulani Herdsmen Recaptured #Dapchigirl Leah After Trying To Escape From Boko Haram

Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in Boko Haram custody, reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to escape. The Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19 and released them a month later, with the exception of Sharibu and five students who died in captivity. The Boko Haram members reportedly held Leah Sharibu back for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Some of Sharibu’s schoolmates said while in custody, she had sneaked away with two other girls — but was unfortunate to walk into the wrong arms. Quote “We thought she was just going round the corner, but she sneaked out along with Maryam and Amira (the other two classmates),” Aisha Ibiwa, one of the girls, told UK Guardian . They were said t...
Serious Negotiations Ongoing With Boko Haram For The Release Of Leah – Senator
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Serious Negotiations Ongoing With Boko Haram For The Release Of Leah – Senator

The senator representing Yobe East in the National Assembly, Bukar Ibrahim, has said “very serious negotiations” are ongoing to ensure the release of Leah Shabiru. Leah is one of the schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram insurgents on February 19. The insurgents later returned all the girls (apart from five who died), but held onto Shabiru. Leah was reportedly not released with others because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Ibrahim said Shabiru would be released “not far from now.” “I want to reassure the distinguished senators that very serious negotiations are going on and I believe not far from now, she would also be released,” he said. Moving a motion earlier, the senator representing...
“Why Parents Stoned Yobe State Governor, Gaidam” Dapchi Resident Reveals
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“Why Parents Stoned Yobe State Governor, Gaidam” Dapchi Resident Reveals

A parent whose child was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists has revealed why they stoned the Governor of the state, Ibrahim Gaidam. After a year two senior student of the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi vowed not to return to the school following the abduction incident by Boko Haram terrorist, a parent of one of the abducted girls has revealed why the Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam was stoned. The parent revealed this while speaking with The MD/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene. AbdullahiKawi, father of kidnapped JSS2 student, Aisha, said the most traumatic part of the kidnap saga was the misinformation given the parents by Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. The father of five – one boy and four girls – said: Quote “People like me stoned th...
Toke Makinwa Hails Dapchi Girl Who Refused To Denounce Christianity
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Toke Makinwa Hails Dapchi Girl Who Refused To Denounce Christianity

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has hailed Leah Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi girl who was not released by Boko Haram because she refused to convert to Islam. Leah was kidnapped with 110 others but was the only one held back after she vehemently refused to denounce her religion. The federal government has vowed to release her. The media personality wrote If this is not bravery, I don’t know what to call it. This young lady Leah was one of the abducted Dapchi school girls, she refused to deny her faith and she was held back while the others have been released. Heavenly Father, as she stood up unashamed for you, as she refused to denounce her faith in the face of the unknown, I pray that you too will defend her, cover her Lord, do as you did in the days of the 3 Jewish boys who r...
Daddy Freeze And Ik Osakioduwa React To The Refusal Of Boko Haram To Release The Christian Dapchi Girl
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Daddy Freeze And Ik Osakioduwa React To The Refusal Of Boko Haram To Release The Christian Dapchi Girl

Media personalities, Daddy Freeze and IK Osakioduwa,have both taken to social media to react to the viral report of a Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu,who has not been released like the others because she refused to denounce Christianity. Following the abduction of the Dapchi girls by Islamic fundamentalist Boko Haram, they were on Wednesday returned to their parents amid cheers by the locals. The girls were abducted from Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, though five schoolgirls five schools girls didn’t regain their freedom as it was gathered that they reportedly lost their lives. On Liya Sharibu, Daddy Freeze wrote; “Sad to see this poor girl and her family go through this… Where are all those thieving Daddy GOs on this matter? Oh sorry, my bad...
Photos Of Rescued Dapchi Schoolgirls As The Arrive Presidential Villa To Meet With Pres. Buhari
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Photos Of Rescued Dapchi Schoolgirls As The Arrive Presidential Villa To Meet With Pres. Buhari

Gistmania had reported yesterday that the over 100 schoolgirls who were abducted at their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, 2018, and were released by Boko Haram terrorists early on Wednesday morning, were on their way to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. Secretary of the Parent’s Forum for the missing girls, Mr. Katchalla, had disclosed on Wednesday afternoon that the girls have been taken to Maiduguri Airport where they will be flown to Abuja to meet with the president. Photos have now emerged showing the moment the rescued schoolgirls arrived at the presidential villa, Abuja in a bid to meet with the President. As at the time of filing this report, the details of the meeting were not ascertained but be rest assured that we'll keep you updated as soon as we get mor...
Khadijat Grema, Freed Dapchi School Girl Reveals The Untold Story Of Their Abduction
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Khadijat Grema, Freed Dapchi School Girl Reveals The Untold Story Of Their Abduction

Khadija Grema, who is one of the kidnapped Dapchi school girls released by the Boko Haram sect on 21st of March, has recounted their abduction story after 110 of them were abducted on February 19. Clad in hijab (overall gown) that was uniformly sewn for all the girls by the Boko Haram, Khadija Grema said their journey to captivity was a harrowing experience that caused the death of some of her school mates. According to her, all of them (Muslims) were promised that they would one day be allowed to go home except one of the girls, Leah Sherubu, who was a Christian and who refused to put on the Hijab or accept Islam. Here is what she said… “We were at the school, about to break our usual Monday voluntary fast, when the gunmen arrived. Everyone was confused and people were screami...
‘Something Is Not Right’ – Nigerians React To Release Of Dapchi Schoolgirls
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‘Something Is Not Right’ – Nigerians React To Release Of Dapchi Schoolgirls

Nigerians have reacted to the release of Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Dapchi in Yobe State, the girls were returned at the early hours of Wednesday in nine vehicles, an episode similar to how they were taken away. It was, however, gathered that five of the girls may have died while in custody of the insurgents. Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed worries about the mysterious return of the girls. They queried how Boko Haram insurgents were able to get into Dapchi town without being apprehended by security agents. Majority of them have now accused President Buhari’s government of being behind the abduction. Here are some reactions gathered; @Augusta “This was the whole set up. Now we know why Baba was boasting of responding better than Jonathan in...
5 Dead As Boko Haram Reportedly Return 105 #DapchiGirls
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5 Dead As Boko Haram Reportedly Return 105 #DapchiGirls

According to Sahara Reporters, Insurgent group Boko Haram has returned the abducted Dapchi Girls to their village. 110 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State. Sahara Reporters reports that 105 girls have been returned to Dapchi, with the remaining 5 said to be deceased. The insurgents reportedly returned in the 9-vehicle convoy with which they came to abduct the girls. Residents of the town reportedly fled the scene, but the insurgents only dropped the girls off before leaving. It is unclear if the Federal Government paid a ransom to have the girls released.
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President Buhari Arrives Yobe To Meet Parents Of Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, where he is currently holding a town hall meeting with community and traditional leaders in the state. He will also meet with parents of the Dapchi schoolgirls during the visit. The President was received by the Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam and other top government functionaries.
Dapchi Abduction: OXFAM Laments Incessant Kidnapping Of Girls In Nigeria
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Dapchi Abduction: OXFAM Laments Incessant Kidnapping Of Girls In Nigeria

OXFAM International has lamented the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, and cases of rape, physical assault and sexual harassment of women at their various working place in Nigeria. The international agency noted that the incessant abduction of school girls, especially in the northern part of Nigeria, ” is a treat to girl-child education and violent against women”. Kebbi state Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Olumide Ojo, who stated this, on Wednesday, during an interactive session with women associations in the state questioned the rationale behind frequent abduction of girls from their schools. Expressing concern over the abduction of Dapchi school girls, Ojo asked rhetorically, “Why must it be schools girls everyday? Why are they kidnapping our daughters f...
Adesua Etomi Is Out Here Glowing Like The Star She Is
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Adesua Etomi Is Out Here Glowing Like The Star She Is

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi is all shades of beautiful in these new photos she shared on her Instagram page today.   The lovely actress encourages everyone to just be real and true to themselves in the caption of the pictures. She wrote;   Do you…the world will adjust   See more photos below; Recall that the Adesua who became a year older a couple of days back made a wish over the missing Yobe schoolgirls. The Wedding Party actress took to her Instagram party, to ask her fans and all Nigerians to pray for some students of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) who were recently abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. The girls went missing on Monday after members of the outlawed group invaded their school in Dapchi, the headquart...
Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations
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Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations

Some of the schoolgirls who escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents during the attack on the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, have told their stories.   DAILY POST reported that dozens of school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS Dapchi were abducted by insurgents who storm the town Monday evening with heavy gunfire. Speaking to TheCable, a 16-year-old Amina Abubakar Mohamadu, said the Boko Haram insurgents came on soldiers’ uniform. According to her, they were deceived, adding, “They were wearing soldiers’ uniforms and they said ‘Come, come, we are here to rescue you.’ “I even stepped my leg into the car, but my elder sister called and said, ‘can’t you see that Allahu Akbar is written on their car,’ that was how I r...
Dapchi Attack: Only Prayers Can Bring Back Missing School Girls – Aregbesola, Osinbajo
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Dapchi Attack: Only Prayers Can Bring Back Missing School Girls – Aregbesola, Osinbajo

Vice President’s wife, Dolapo Osinbajo and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State have called on Nigerians to pray for the safe return of the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, last Monday. They made the call while speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day conference of Osun Officials’ Wives Association (OSUNWA) tagged: “Virtuous Woman: Pushing for greater development.” Osinbajo said Nigerians should realise the need to be their brother’s keepers, especially by praying for the safe return of the missing girls. The VP’s wife pointed out that kidnappers, too, have mothers, sisters and possibly daughters, and should not put fellow mothers, sisters and daughters of other people in undue panic and sor...
Boko Haram School Kidnapping: An Attack Well-Planned
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Boko Haram School Kidnapping: An Attack Well-Planned

Boko Haram's abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, shows the Islamist group still has the ability and means to stage major attacks. Since the raid last Monday, questions have been asked about how heavily armed fighters were able to storm the town in Yobe state without encountering any resistance, then disappear. Nigeria's military claims to have the region locked down, as part of a counter-insurgency effort against the group whose nearly nine-year campaign of terror has killed at least 20,000 people. But witnesses in Dapchi and analysts told AFP that it was a "well-planned attack" that specifically targeted the state-run boarding school. Residents in the dusty town near the border with Niger described seeing a convoy of at least 10 to 15 vehicl...
Senate Wants Remaining Missing Yobe Schoolgirls Rescued
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Senate Wants Remaining Missing Yobe Schoolgirls Rescued

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe return of all the schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in Yobe. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Sen. Bukar Ibrahim during plenary. Ibrahim, while commending security agencies over the safe return of some of the abducted schoolgirls, urged them to do more to ensure the return of the remaining missing girls. The insurgents on Monday attacked Government Girls’ Science Technical College in Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area, and abducted some of the students. While the state government said that more than 50 students had yet to be accounted for, the police said the number was 30. However, in a statement later on Wednesday night, the state government said some of ...
Yobe School Attack: We Can’t Confirm ‘Rescue’ Of Missing Schoolgirls — Nigerian Military
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Yobe School Attack: We Can’t Confirm ‘Rescue’ Of Missing Schoolgirls — Nigerian Military

A day after Yobe State authorities said some schoolgirls reported missing after a Boko Haram attack had been rescued by Nigerian soldiers, the Defence Headquarters has told PREMIUM TIMES it has no such information.   “We cannot confirm” the statement by Yobe State that some of the girls have been rescued, Defence spokesperson, John Agim, told PREMIUM TIMES Thursday morning.   Suspected Boko Haram operatives on Monday evening stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area, Yobe State, a state government-owned school.   The insurgents reportedly carted away foodstuff and other valuables before kidnapping some of the girls at the school, according to witnesses.   Mr. Agim, a brigadier-general, said he...

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