Alleged killing of Leah Sharibu might be a strategy from Boko Haram, Twitter goes on fire over Christian captive

A Twitter user Joseph Mez has said the alleged killing of Leah Sharibu might be another diversionary mechanism used by her captive Boko Haram, “I do not want to believe that. I think it might be a strategy from BokoHaram,” he tweeted.

He said this a few minutes a video clip which has now gone viral in which an aid worker Grace Taku claimed that several captives most especially Christians including Leah Sharibu had been killed by the dreaded terrorist group.

The aid worker claimed that she was a staff member of Action Against Hunger, an NGO in Borno State before she was abducted July 18 2019 alongside with her colleagues on their way back to Damasak by Keneri/Chamba ward.

She said they were captured by an army called the Kaliphas “and they brought us here. We don’t know where we are.”

A human rights campaigner and activist Deji Adeyanju and thousands of Nigerians have also taken to Twitter saying, “RestInPeaceLeahSharibu”.

At the time of this report, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has not reacted to the news. The latest news of the death of the Christian girl, Leah Sharibu, is similar to February 2019 report that the girl had been killed by Boko Haram.

The former Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Muhammadu reacted swiftly, describing it as fake news and attributed it to the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Miss Sharibu was abducted alongside over 100 other female students from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, in March 2018.

While her colleagues were released, Miss Sharibu was held because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

Lai Muhammed had said, “I think it’s part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the president. I think everyday they are realising the hopelessness of their position.

“Everyday they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, but people are not listening to them.”

But at the time of this report, Nigerians are still worried about the news.