NIGERIA. Barely 72 hours after getting an award from the Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, criminals have visited and looted the family house of Leah Sharibu, one of the 110 female students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College abducted by Boko Haram, stealing a generator, foodstuffs and other items of property.
Leah had been held in captivity since February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists on account of her Christian faith. Leah was abducted alongside over a hundred others, but while her peers were later released following the government’s intervention, she was denied freedom for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
Her father, Sharibu Nathan, said “our house was invaded on Monday by robbers who looted some of our belongings, but it was not a big deal,” he said. “If I was the one first contacted, I wouldn’t have made any issue out of it.”
Mr. Sharibu said their loss was nothing compared to what troubles them, apparently referring to her daughter’s continued captivity.
But he pointed out that it was only their house that was burgled in the neighbourhood.
Earlier reports said Mrs Sharibu, Leah’s mother, who raised the alarm was not at home on Monday morning when their house was attacked. She however raised the alarm when she returned from the school run, and found out that their house had been burgled.
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