Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still being held by Boko Haram, will on Thursday (today) attend a special prayer session for her daughter’s release in Abuja.
Rebecca told our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday that some concerned Nigerians had organised a special prayer session for Leah’s release and that she would be attending the inaugural prayer session in Abuja on Thursday.
Leah’s mother, who appreciated the continuous prayers for Leah’s release by both Christians and Muslims across the country, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten the process of her daughter’s release.
“My life is no longer the same since the abduction of Leah on February 19. I want to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to rekindle our hope and happiness.
“I have lost sleep since the abduction of my daughter. Some of the parents whose daughters were released have since put the incident behind them, but my case is different.
“I am still in pains and I want to appeal to our President to do everything within his powers to ensure the release of Leah. Her continuous stay in the hands of Boko Haram will affect her greatly,” she appealed.
Leah’s father, Mr. Sharibu Nathan, welcomed the prayer session and appealed to the Federal Government to facilitate the timely release of Leah who he lamented was going through turbulent times.
Another family source said the prayer was organised by some Christians who promised to continue to intercede for Leah until she regained her freedom.