‘Hypnotised Into Marriage’, Leah Sheribu Gives Birth To Baby Boy For Boko...

‘Hypnotised Into Marriage’, Leah Sheribu Gives Birth To Baby Boy For Boko Haram Commander

By Ebenezer Olatunji | News Reporter on January 28, 2020
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Rebecca Sharibu holds up a photograph that shows her daughter Leah, seated on the left in a black shirt. Leah was kidnapped in February 2018 from her school in the town of Dapchi in northern Nigeria by members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram. Photo by Chika Oduah. April 2018.
Rebecca Sharibu holds up a photograph that shows her daughter Leah, seated on the left in a black shirt. Leah was kidnapped in February 2018 from her school in the town of Dapchi in northern Nigeria by members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram. Photo by Chika Oduah. April 2018.

Leah Sheribu, the only Christian girl kidnapped in the Dapchi school abduction and left behind in Boko Haram captivity by President Buhari when he paid a ransom for the schoolgirls, captivity for over one year, has given birth to a baby boy.

SaharaReporters reported on Saturday, January 25, 2020, that Leah was delivered of the baby a few weeks ago following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander, according to a reliable source close to the terror group.

The source said Leah, who refused to renounce her Christian faith, was forced to accept Islam before being married to a top commander of the terror group.

Leah was among dozens of girls seized from a school in Yobe State by Boko Haram fighters two years ago.

A 100-level student of Zoology of the University of Maiduguri (UniMaid) Borno State, Miss Lillian Daniel Gyang, who was abducted alongside others two weeks ago, is still in the custody of Boko Haram terrorists, Intelligence sources have confirmed.

This is coming as sources also revealed that contrary to reports, Ms Leah Sharibu, who has been in the terrorist’s captivity since her abduction in 2018, was not forced into marriage but was rather enticed and hypnotised by one of the insurgents’ commanders.

PRNigeria gathered that efforts are being made by relevant agencies and stakeholders towards the safe release of the captives to the family.

Gyang, the 20-year-old female student hails from Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau State. She is of Berom ethnic nationality and was abducted on January 9, 2020, on her way to Maiduguri alongside Mr. Ropvil Dalep, a Biology student at UNIMAID, who was later killed in a video released by Boko Haram.

Both undergraduates, were returning to UNIMAID after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Meanwhile, security services and negotiators were already aware since last year that Leah Sharibu was impregnated by one of the leaders of Boko terrorists but kept the circumstance secret as they assiduously worked towards her safe release from the custody.

An intelligence source reliably told PRNigeria that Leah, who has been in the custody of the dare-devil insurgents since February 2018, was not forcefully converted to a sex slave but wooed by one of top Boko Haram members.

Leah, the sole Christian among the initially abducted 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, was ‘hypnotized’ by the ‘warm reception’ and ‘friendly manner’ she was been treated by the BH members who kept her in hostage.

The source said: “The insurgents and their commanders have since devised a clever, deceptive and persuasive way to entice and woo girls and women whom they love and separate them from those confined to forced labour and sex-slavery after their abduction.

“Leah Sharibu was not coaxed or forced to renounce her faith. According to the information, we gathered she willingly accepted the man and converted. She was not raped serially by anyone but willingly submitted herself to one of the insurgents through enticement.”

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