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Reno Omokri Claims Leah Sharibu Is Alive

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Reno Omokri, a former aide to erstwhile Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has countered a claim that Leah Sharibu is dead.

According to Omokri,  at least two journalists close to Boko Haram have confirmed that the Dapchi school girl kidnapped in 2018, is still alive.

Omokri revealed that the sect of Boko Haram claiming that Sharibu had died were not the one who kidnapped her, hence they couldn’t have confirmed her death.

In a statement posted on social media, he wrote:

“I’ve been informed by 2 journalists with access to Boko Haram that the faction claiming Leah is dead is NOT the one that abducted and holds her. I‘m told Leah is ALIVE. I put aside my differences with Buhari and vow not to oppose him going forward if he‘ll #FreeLeahSharibu,”  Omokri concluded.

This comes following a claim by kidnapped aide worker Grace Taku that Sharibu had been killed  by Boko Haram along with a certain Alice.

In a video released on Wednesday, July 23, Taku had been heard saying:

“I am begging on behalf of all of us. I don’t want such to happen to us and it also happened again with Leah and Alice, because Nigeria could not do anything about them, they were not released they were also killed.”

Meanwhile, Rebecca Sharibu,  the mother of Leah Sharibu has reacted to the claim of her daughter’s death.

Reacting she said though she had not seen the video, she was optimistic that her daughter would return home alive.

“No matter how long it takes, my hope is still alive that my daughter will come back alive from Boko Haram. I still look forward to that day and I am confident that she will return,” she said.

 

 

 

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