Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has reacted to the continued captivity of Leah Sheribu, the Christian girl who refused to denounce her faith. She was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists alongside 105 Dapchi schoolgirls. the other girls have since been released cos they are Muslims.
The senator commended Leah Sheribu concerning her faith in Jesus Christ and said she’s shown that you don’t negotiate with terrorists.
He wrote on his twitter page:
”Leah has refused to negotiate her faith with terrorists. She has shown that you don’t negotiate with terrorists. Between Boko Haram and Leah, who has the power? It is Leah. Without guns and bombs, she has overpowered her captors. May God bring Leah, my hero, safely back home”.
Below are reactions to the tweet which some have mistaken to mean a religious incitement.
Meanwhile, her mother, Rebecca Sheribu has revealed that she’s still hopeful that her daughter will return home. Rebecca made this known in a recent interview conducted by Emmanuel Ogebe with Liya’s father, Nathan Sharibu also present.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What is your name?
Mother: My name is Rebecca Sharibu.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What is Leah’s date of birth?
Mother: Leah’s date of birth is 2003.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What does Leah like?
Mother: Leah likes to help me doing the house chores. When she’s around I do nothing.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What do you like the most about your daughter?
Mother: I like Leah’s attitude of helping me. Leah always wants to do work even before you talk to her, so actually before I wake up from the bed Leah will wash the flats and sweep off the environment.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: Where did Leah get this kind of faith?
Mother: It is from us because we teach her.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What church do you attend?
Mother: Evangelical church winning all (Ecwa) Dapchi.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: How do you feel about Leah’s courage?
Mother: I am happy because Leah is doing the right thing. Even if they shoot Leah there, we believe that she will be with Christ Jesus.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What does Leah want to become in the future?
Mother: Leah wants to be a scientist. She always wants to read science.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: Did you know that Leah is famous and people all over Nigeria are praying for her?
Mother: Yes, I know.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What message do you have for your daughter?
Mother: That God may continue to keep her in good health and bring her back safely.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What’s your message to the terrorists?
Mother: I said that even if we are told today that they’ve shot Leah, I thank God that Leah is still Christian, and that one day I will see her again.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What message to those praying for Leah?
Mother: May God accept and answer all their prayers.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: Are your other children still going to school? Mother: Yes Leah’s brother is in SS1. We only have 2 children, Leah and her brother.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: What did they say was the reason that Leah did not return?
Mother: Because Leah is a Christian and she did not renounce Christ in order to become a Muslim, that is why.
#IAMLEAH Interviewer: How old are you, Rebecca?
Mother: I am 40 years old.