Why Boko Haram is still keeping Leah Sharibu

February 17, 2020
91 Views

A reliable source has revealed why the Boko Haram insurgents are refusing to let go Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 110 girls kidnapped by the group in February 2018 from their hostel in Dapchi, a town in North-east Nigeria.

While majority of the girls were released a month after, Leah sharibu was not because she refused to accept Islam, resisting the entreaties of her classmates to pretend to do so, her parents learned from snatched conversation with her friends.

Five were killed, possibly trampled to death in the overcrowded trucks as they were being abducted.

According to the source who craved for anonymity, there was a spirited attempt by the Federal Government acting through third parties to pay a ransom in a bid to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, but her abductors who had made the financial demand backed out when payment was offered.

ALSO READ: Eight-year-old girl dies of old age

While the channels of communication between top security agents of the government, third parties and the terrorists at times take more than a month to complete one line of messages back and forth, the FG reached an agreement after such a long communication procedure only to be turned back after an agreement.

The source revealed that the insurgents backed out of the negotiation for her release because they hoped to use her abduction to rankle religious passion and possibly cause a religious war in the country if they could.

According to a government source, “while the FG remains strongly committed to securing the release of Leah and all other identified and unidentified abductees, by any means necessary, the terrorists chose much earlier after Leah’s abduction to use her to fan religious embers and cause devastating division in the country. And that was why the terrorists rejected the ransom government security agencies prepared to pay for Leah’s release.”

The source explained further that top presidential officials still encouraged FG officials to remain actively engaged with the channels of communication and the negotiators until a positive resolution is reached “because the President has set a firm target and resolve to ensure the freedom of Leah and others by any means necessary.”

PV: 0

You may be interested

It will be a mistake for me to pick my successor – Wike
News
1 views
News
1 views

It will be a mistake for me to pick my successor – Wike

Webby - December 2, 2021

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that he will be making a big mistake by picking his successor for…

6 Common mistakes people make when buying cars in Nigeria
News
2 views
News
2 views

6 Common mistakes people make when buying cars in Nigeria

Webby - December 2, 2021

Are there red flags you need to avoid when buying cars in Nigeria? Well, the answer is yes! Buying a…

Men should avoid these fashion mistakes to prevent low sperm count
Health
6 views
Health
6 views

Men should avoid these fashion mistakes to prevent low sperm count

Webby - December 2, 2021

You spent so many years trying not to get her pregnant, so when you finally want to become a dad,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.