Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, has reacted to the rumoured death of the Dapchi schoolgirl.
Leah is the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity as a result of her refusal to denounce her religious faith.
Rebecca is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise to her by releasing her daughter.
She noted that 19th of February, will make it a year after her daughter’s abduction.
Mrs. Sharibu made the call while tearfully addressing the media, in Abuja.
Speaking in Hausa, she pleaded that President Buhari should do everything possible to ensure the release and safe return of Leah.
She recounted that Buhari had spoken with her on phone and gave her his assurance of Leah’s release.
She said, ” have come before you and the federal government to plead that you don’t forget Leah.
“The president spoke with me on phone and encouraged me not to worry, and with the assurance that my daughter will be released.
“Three minister’s also visited me and gave me assurance but till today, I haven’t heard anything, hence my coming before you to plead.
“Leah is just 15 years old. The beauty of a promise is in its fulfilment. Please save my daughter. I plead with you to help me.”