A 100-level student of Zoology of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, 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.
Gyang, 20, hails from Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
She 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 the university after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
In the meantime, Ahmad Salkida, a journalist with access to terror group – Boko Haram had on Sunday disclosed that indeed Leah Sharibu was now a mother, confirming earlier reports Sharibu might have given birth to a top commander of Boko Haram.
Salkida in a post on Twitter on Sunday, said, “Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind won’t result in pregnancy?
“Since the terror group announced condemning her to slavery, is there any step or collective focus on preventing similar occurrences? She’s a mother, but I don’t know about the gender of the baby.”
Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind won’t result in pregnancy? Since the terror group announced condemning her to slavery, is there any step or collective focus on preventing similar occurrences? She’s a mother, but I don’t know about the gender of the baby.
However, describing the latest news on the teenager as mere rumour, a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Dr Gloria Puldu, who speaks for the family, told Sunday PUNCH that all they wanted was to have Leah home alive, with or without a baby.
She said, “I have seen reports that Leah had a baby boy.
“What we even desire is to see proof of life so that we see Leah by ourselves. If they are able to have Leah safe, we will understand.
“The most important thing is that we want her to be alive. And if she is alive, we will praise God for that. They should release her, despite whatever condition she is in. That is all; it doesn’t matter whether she is pregnant or with a baby.”
Recall that while almost all the captured girls were released by Boko Haram not too long after their kidnap, Sharibu was kept in captivity for refusing to renounce Christianity for Islam.
Despite promises by President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to secure the teenager’s release, she remains with the terrorists to this day.