Mrs. Rebecca Sheribu, the mother of the Christian Dapchi Girl that was held back by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce Christianity said her daughter sent a message to her that her family should pray for the will of God to be done in her life.
According to the mother who spoke to our correspondent in Dapchi, Yobe State said she has not lost hope that her daughter would be returned to her, just as she also promised to continue praying and hoping on to God for her safe return.
The Nation recall that Leah’s mother, Mrs. Sheribu went to the comma after she gathered that her daughter was held back by Boko Haram insurgents when the girls were dropped off by Boko Haram after holding them in captivity for a month.
Though Mrs. Sheribu has regained consciousness, she still looks visibly distraught and gloomy as she was surrounded by sympathizers and relatives who are keeping her company at their house in Dapchi.
“The released girls told us that the insurgents insist that my daughter must denounce her religion. But she told them she has no single knowledge of Islam and can’t be. She was then left out of the Dapchi trip on the condition that any day she accepts Islam she will be released.
“Leah, we were told was left with three other Boko Haram women there and she sends a message that we should pray for the Will of Gods to be done in her life”, Mrs. Sheribu informed.
In her agony and frustration, she called on the Federal Government to reconsider a renegotiation to free her daughter from the hands of the insurgents.
“So I plead that Government and the negotiation team should revisit the terms of the agreement to enhance the release of my daughter.
“Everybody has his religion and no one should be compelled to practice a religion he or she never wishes to”.
Mr. Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah thanked Dapchi Community for standing by him and his family for the trying time.
He described his relationship with the people of the community over the years as excellent and outstanding, adding that; for all the years I have stayed in this community, the people have accepted me as their son. I feel very much at home here with my family. I will forever be grateful to this community”.
In a similar vein, the people of Dapchi Thursday offered special prayers for the five girls that died during abduction by Boko Haram insurgents. The people also called on the government to ensure the unconditional return of the only Christian girl held back by the insurgents.