Father of Boko Haram captive, Leah Sharibu, has reacted to claims that she has been killed by the terrorist group which had vowed to use her as a slave.

Speaking to newsmen in a phone conversation, he said he was not aware of such development, adding that the Federal Government which is officially negotiating the release of his daughter was yet to inform him about the development.

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On Saturday afternoon, word went round the entire North-East that Sharibu  had died.

No mention was made about how she died and none of the insurgent factions had laid claim to the development till Saturday evening.


Sharibu’s father told newsmen in Damaturu on the phone that he has been receiving calls from people saying his daughter is dead but since there is no evidence of her death he could not confirm anything yet.

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He revealed that Leah’s mother was heading to Abuja from Jos with relatives, to attend a conference, adding that all these were fabricated information from unknown sources.

The conference in Abuja is being organised by ECWA church central headquarter Abuja to mark her one year anniversary in the captivity of Boko Haram.