Leah Sharibu is crying for freedom from the detention of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a
breakaway faction of Boko Haram, who has held her captive since February, alongside other 118 students of Government Girls Secondary School, that were abducted from their school premise in Dapchi, Yobe state.
Particularly, Sharibu was kept in custody of the insurgents after he refused to denounce Christianity, as demanded by the terrorists sect. While they released others to the Federal Government upon agreement.
In the thirty-five seconds audio footage exclusively acquired by Ahmad Salkida, the schoolgirl cried to the Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and the general citizens to help her regain her freedom from captivity.
Apart from the audio recovered, the journalist who had direct access to the group also captured the schoolgirl clad in hijab, sewn from a light brown material and seated alone on a mat patterned in pink.
“I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted in GGSS Dapchi. I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get me out of my current situation,” she said in the audio clip.
To further resonate on her appeal, Sharibu appealed to the members of the public over her family members especially her parents in a way that will purely drive emotions from the audience.
“I also plead to the members of the public to help my mother, my father, my younger brother and relatives”, she added.
“Kindly help me out of my predicament. I am begging you to treat me with compassion, I am calling on the
government, particularly, the president to pity me and get me out of this serious situation. Thank you”, the embattled girl stopped on that note.