The parents of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still being held by Boko Haram terrorists have called on Nigerians to pray for her safe return as she marks her 16th birthday on Monday (today).
Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu in a telephone interview said they (parents) would fast and pray on Monday (today), adding that Nigerians should join them in offering special prayers for her safety and timely return.
“Tomorrow, Monday, May 14, 2018, (today) our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu, will be 16 years. If she were here with us, we would have been celebrating her 16th birthday with her.
“She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well.
“President Buhari has seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her. We believe that God is keeping watch over her and our prayers would be answered,” she said.
Punch reports that Mrs. Sharibu, who lamented the delay in negotiating the release of Leah when the 105 of the girls were returned within a record time, accused President Buhari of not doing enough in the case of Leah.