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Leah Sharibu’s mother loses faith in FG’s ability to rescue daughter


Kukah leads prayer procession in Sokoto More Boko Haram terrorists surrender to Army in Borno

Mother of Leah Sharibu, Rebecca has said that she has lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability to free her daughter from Bonko Haram’s captivity and flew to London to meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for assistance.

Rebecca, who spoke in an interview on the BBC Hausa service, monitored in Kaduna yesterday said, “I come to Britain to lay my complaints. I need help. They should help me, because I will like my daughter to be freed from captivity.”She explained that after Boko Haram terrorists abducted her daughter, President Buhari only called her seven months later saying, ”He told me that my daughter would return and that she would not stay long.

“Two weeks later, he sent three ministers to our house and they corroborated what the President told me. The ministers said Leah would return to me shortly. They said they visited to reassure me, but since then, I never heard anything again from the government.”

Rebecca said her major worry was for the government to do whatever is possible to free her daughter from captivity, adding, “I am seriously disturbed, but there is nothing I can do. If the government is doing nothing, what else can I do? “She pointed out that the Leah Foundation was assisting her in many ways.

Besides, in compliance with the directive of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, led a procession in Sokoto on Ash Wednesday to mourn Nigerians who lost their lives to insecurity bedeviling in the country.

The procession commenced and terminated at the Holy Family Cathedral on Ahmadu Bello Way, with hundreds of Christians including those outside the Catholic faith participating in a road walk along some popular roads in the metropolis.Addressing the gathering before the procession moved out, Kukah said it was a prayer procession and not a protest, insisting that it was in honour to all those who have been killed.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that the continuous decimation of unrepentant Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) remnants from their enclaves was yielding results that would soon end war. Coordinator of Army Media Operation, Col. Aminu Iliyasu said, “It is evident in the frequency and number of terrorists succumbing to the battle pressure being unleashed on them.”

He said the fleeing terrorists into neighbouring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon, are currently surrendering to troops, while conducting clearance operations in the region and forest.Iliyasu said that on February 21, 2020, eight Boko Haram fighters along with 14 of family members comprising six women and eight children surrendered to troops of 152 Task Force Battalion, Bama in Borno State.

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