- Veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has addressed the issue of Leah Sharibu
- Leah was among the GGSTC Dapchi students who were abducted by Boko Haram in February 2018
- She is the only student still being held by the insurgents among the abducted Dapchi girls
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has spoken up about Leah Sharibu in a recent chat with the media.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, Omotola spoke on what she thinks about Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, but still in captivity.
She said it will be a very sad situation if the anything bad happens to the young girl.
In her words: "It is very sad, especially as I read something (about her) recently. I do not know if it is true, but someone from the Presidency said that it is only God that can help her now. I am not very sure because sometimes there are false news reports on the internet. If it is true that was said, then that is very sad for this country. It does not matter if she was a Christian or a Muslim neither does it matter if she was a boy or a girl, the fact is that a Nigerian child is involved and she is innocent. We all have children. They are just about to start their life and they do not have any fault in what Nigeria has become today. Imagine a child who is below 18 years of age facing such things. Nigeria is supposed to protect its children. How do we sleep every day knowing that we have the power to do something but we are not (doing it)? I do not understand how we investigate things in Nigeria. I do not see how difficult it is to find her. I feel that people are just careless about this girl and it will be very sad if anything happens to her. I almost have no hope for Nigeria because I do not think that there is going to be any protest over her abduction. I just want people to have the fear of God; that is if they truly believe He exists and if they don’t, they should know that they have children too and they do not know when karma would come for them. They should find that girl and bring her home."
The Nation reports that Leah’s audio message was published on Monday, August 27, by online news platform The Cable with her recent picture in which she is seen wearing a brown hijab and sitting on a mat.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) warned the federal government not to allow Leah Sharibu die in captivity to avert religious crisis in Nigeria.
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