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Leah Sharibu reportedly gives birth to baby boy for Boko Haram commander outside Nigeria





- Leah Sharibu has reportedly given birth to a baby boy

- The abducted Dapchi school was reportedly married off to a top Boko Haram commander in Niger Republic where she gave birth

- An anonymous source claimed that it was Leah's pregnancy that stopped the terrorists from releasing her few months ago

Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, has reportedly given birth to a baby boy.

Daily Trust reports that an anonymous source the young lady put to bed in the early hours of Saturday, January 25.

Leah who was 14 years old when she was kidnapped in 2018 has been held hostage by the insurgents for allegedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith when her colleagues were released.

Leah Sharibu reportedly gives birth to baby boy for Boko Haram commander

Leah Sharibu reportedly gives birth to a baby boy for Boko Haram commander in Niger Republic. Photo credit: BBC
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The newspaper reported that Leah was married off to a top Boko Haram commander who lives outside the country.

According to the report, Leah gave birth in Niger Republic. The source cited by the newspaper claimed that it was Leah's pregnancy that stopped the terrorists from releasing her a few months ago.

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Recall that Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, an aid worker recently rescued from Boko Haram's captivity, had recently said Leah was doing fine.

Giving updates about her well being on Sunday, January 19, in Jos, Jennifer, who was attached to Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), said though she did not see Leah, another woman held by the insurgents, identified as Alice, confirmed to her that she was doing fine.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram insurgents were released.

The aid workers were abducted in December 2019 when suspected terrorists ambushed their vehicle between Monguno and Damaturu.

The State Security Service (SSS) reportedly facilitated the release of the abducted aid workers.

In a related development, the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU), has said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram.

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This disclosure was made in the EU resolution on Thursday, January 16, even as it notes that there have been attacks carried out by the insurgents in recent weeks.

The parliament said that the security situation in the nation has worsened, adding that there is no excuse for the abuse of human rights.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari has given an assurance that terrorism in the northeastern part of Nigeria will in no time become a thing of the past.

The president gave this assurance on Friday, January 24, as he received Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU)'s commissioner from crisis management in Abuja.

He said that just like in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, the insurgency in the region will definitely be defeated, although it might time some time.

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