Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, an aid worker who was abducted about a month ago and just released on Wednesday by the Boko Haram insurgents, has confirmed that Leah Sharibu is alive and she is doing fine in captivity.
Leah Sharibu is the only Christian among the 110 school girls abducted by the insurgents from the Government Science Secondary School, Dapchi, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, on February 19, 2018.
All other girls abducted with her had been released while information about her being alive and wellbeing have been scarce.
Miss Jennifer, who was part of the five aid workers rescued by Nigerian security agencies last Wednesday, said she met with Alice Ngaddah, who informed her that Grace Taku and Leah Sharibu are alive and fine in the forest.
She called for prayers for those still in captivity, saying that divine intervention was needed so that God in his miraculous way should make them regain freedom.
“When they released us, they told us that we were going that God does not want us to stay there, at first they were telling us to convert to Islam or be their slaves but later they can decide to release us because it is part of their rules and it is in the Koran so when they told us they are going to free us since God doesn’t want us to stay there.
“When the news came, it was up to five days before they released us so we were just praying that God should intervene. Five of us were released, two females and two males, others are still in captivity. I actually met Alice that was abducted two years ago, all of them need our prayers earnestly. We need to stand and pray for them; it is only God that can do it.
“Alice is Okay but she said she has accepted her fate since she has stayed there for two years and she said Grace and Leah are fine. I didn’t see Leah but Alice said she is Ok. I only saw Alice.”
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily recalls that Grace Taku, after her abduction on July 18, 2019, claimed that Leah Sharibu and Alice Ngaddah, have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists over the Nigeria’s Federal Government’s inability to “do something”.