Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reject via a tweet that the story that Leah Sharibu, one of the kidnapped school girls, had coverted to Islam and had baby for one the top commanders of her captors, Boko Haram sect.
Fani-Kayode expressed the belief that Sharibu was been demeaned, adding that the abducted schoolgirl would rather die than be converted.
“I do not believe that Leah Sharibu has converted to Islam. They are trying to demean her & remove her status as a hero.
“That girl would rather die than convert to Islam. She remains a hero of the Christian faith & if she is dead then she is a martyr. Whichever way she wins!” he tweeted
An anonymous source also said Leah Sharibu was “impregnated by one of the commanders of the sect; she was delivered of a baby four days ago”.
The girls who were captured were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in captivity; but Sharibu was held back for “refusing to renounce her faith”.
Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl among 112 students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe; has given birth in captivity.
This development was confirmed on Sunday, January 26; via a tweet by Ahmad Salkida, a renowned journalist with access to the insurgents.
Salkida revealed that Leah Sharibu is now a mother; but that he was yet to know the gender of the baby.
“Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind won’t result in pregnancy? Since the terror group announced condemning her to slavery, is there any step or collective focus on preventing similar occurrences? She’s a mother, but I don’t know about the gender of the baby,” Salkida tweeted.