•By Adisa Omogbolahan, Abuja
The Federal Government is not unaware of the fact that Leah Sharibu has been impregnated by one of the commanders of the Boko Haram terrorists.
According to a report published by PRNigeria, security services and negotiators are aware of the state of the girl since last year but keep the information under wrap as they continue to negotiate with the insurgents for her release.
The Gazelle News.com also learnt that Leah would have been release alongside with captives released recently by the insurgents but for the fact that she was heavily pregnant.
This medium, through PRNigeria, also learnt that rather than being forced into marriage and conversion, Leah ‘willingly’ accept to marry the said commander and convert after being wooed by ‘sweet words’ and ‘friendly manner’ by her captors particularly the Boko Haram ommander who ended up as her husband and eventually impregnated her.
An intelligence source reliably told PRNigeria that Leah, who has been in the custody of the dare-devil insurgents since February 2018, was not forcefully converted to a sex slave but wooed by one of top Boko Haram members.
Leah, the sole Christian among the initially abducted 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, was ‘hypnotized’ by the ‘warm reception’ and ‘friendly manner’ she was being treated by the BH members who kept her in hostage.
The source said: “The insurgents and their commanders have since devised a clever, deceptive and persuasive way to entice and woo girls and women whom they love and separate them from those confined to forced labour and sex-slavery after their abduction.
“Leah Sharibu was not coaxed or forced to renounce her faith. According to the information, we gathered she willingly accepted the man and converted. She was not raped serially by anyone but willingly submitted herself to one of the insurgents through enticement.”
In another development, a 100-level student of Zoology of the University of Maiduguri (UniMaid) Borno State, Miss Lillian Daniel Gyang, who was abducted alongside others two weeks ago, is still in the custody of Boko Haram terrorists, Intelligence sources have confirmed.
PRNigeria gathered that efforts are being made by relevant agencies and stakeholders towards the safe release of the captives to the family.
Gyang, the 20-year-old female student hails from Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau State.
She is of Berom ethnic nationality and was abducted on January 9, 2020, on her way to Maiduguri alongside Mr. Ropvil Dalep, a Biology student at UNIMAID, who was later killed in a video released by Boko Haram.
Both undergraduates, were returning to UNIMAID after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Copyright: The Gazelle News.com with reports by PRNigeria