Rebecca Sharibu, Mother of the school girl, Leah Sharibu kidnapped by Boko Haram alongside 109 others from her school in Dapchi but refused to be released for refusing to denounce her Christian faith, on Thursday met with Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, over the plight of her daughter who has spent two years in captivity.
The meeting was disclosed by the cleric via a tweet. The Archbishop described Rebecca as a woman of “profound courage and faith”.
“We were honoured to share the Eucharist with Rebecca Sharibu today. A woman of profound courage and faith, Rebecca is mother of 16-year-old Christian Leah Sharibu, kidnapped by #BokoHaram two years ago,” Welby wrote.
Bittertruth Media gathered that the sorrowful mother also joined a group of Nigerians to stage a protest on the premises of the Nigerian high commission in the UK. He called on the British government to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her daughter’s freedom.
“My daughter, my only daughter, is already two years in captivity, and President Buhari promised me that she would be released but she has not been released. I need Leah back home and I need him to set Leah free, just like the other girls were set free,” Rebecca said in Hausa.
“The students who were taken along with Leah have been brought back to their parents but we have been going through pain for two years, pains that cannot be described.
“On a daily basis, we hear Leah this, Leah that. We are in great pains. At times, when the stories come out, we feel so pained, we feel so terrible. We are constantly in pain, all we desire is to have Leah back with us.”