President Buhari yet to reach out to Leah Sharibu’s father after 603 days – Cleric claims

A Jos-based Pastor and former Executive Secretary of Nigeria National Missions Movement, Gideon Para-Mallam has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has not reach out to Nathan Sharibu, father of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped alongside 111 female students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi in 2018.

Gideon further said that Leah’s abduction has been politicized by different groups in Nigeria, as he questioned President Buhari’s humanity in a statement he released on Sunday October 20.

“On October 15, Leah’s father, Nathan Sharibu and I were on the phone again. We connect on a regular basis and this has been the case since March 2018, till date,” he said.

“He said he had not heard a single word about his daughter’s release beyond the promises.  He also confirmed that he had not received any phone calls or updates from the President of this country.

“Why is this the case? I am wondering deeply. Mr President, where is your humanity? Is life all about enjoying power in Aso Rock? You are a father and Nathan Sharibu is also a father. Before you were anything in government, you were a father.

“Mr President, 603 days? Would you have the presence of mind to lead Nigeria? A few minutes into writing this statement, Leah’s father and I were on the phone again. He shared with me that their life as a family is one of daily agony and pain; but they remain thankful to God.

“I encouraged him once again as I normally do, to remain hopeful about Leah’s release. He went further to tell me that October 14 was rather a very difficult night for him because he dreamt about Leah. He seemed distressed and unhappy.”

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