Leah Sharibu: Kidnapped Dapchi girl births second baby in captivity

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A group, US-Nigeria Law Group says Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu has given birth to a second child in captivity.

The group made the claim in a statement issued by its Convener, Emmanuel Ogebe, Guardian reported.

Leah Sharibu was among over 100 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19, 2018.

The insurgents, who have since released her schoolmates, held on to her supposedly for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.

She was subsequently forcefully converted to Islam and married off to one of the Boko Haram commanders.

Early last year, Leah Sharibu’s captors announced she had given birth to a child.

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In the statement, Ogebe lamented that “despite an offer by an American pastor last month to surrender himself in exchange for Leah’s freedom, there has been no tangible response from her captors.

“That notwithstanding, intelligence received on the status of Leah indicates that she has delivered a second child in captivity. While we have not corroborated this by multiple sources, a usually knowledgeable source indicated that she delivered a second child late last year. This means both children were born in 2020 as the terrorists announced her childbirth earlier in 2020. We are still investigating this.”

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