- Sharibu’s family reacts with mixed feeling.
- Remains optimistic about the return of their daughter.
Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah Sharibu, who is still in the custody of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorrists for failing to denounce her Christian faith, has reacted to a donation made by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to his family.
Leah, is one of the Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped in Yobe but almost all have been reunited with their parents after their release.
Recall that Saraki had instructed the National Assembly management to distribute all of his severance allowances to the families of some victims of the Boko Haram who lost their loved ones, including the Sharibus’, whose daughter, Leah, is still in captivity.
According to ton the directive, Leah’s parent will get 20 percent of the package, while the family of the two aid worker brutally murdered by Boko Haram after she was captured in Rann, the headquarters of KalaBalge local government of Borno state get 40 percent. and the remaining 40 per cent should be used by the National Assembly management to set up a Trust Fund that would assist children of deceased members of the eight Senate who are in financial need for their education.
Speaking with newsmen over the development, Sharibu said his family has a mixed feelings over the gesture.
“We read it on the internet last night and we were struck with mix feelings.
“Each time we hear the name of our daughter mentioned in the media, our expectation is to hear the good news of her release. But, yesterday, we heard what the Senate President said should be extended to Leah’s family.
“We thank him, not necessarily because he is giving out money; no. But for the fact that he still has our daughter in mind; and that gives us a lot of hope that Nigeria has not forgotten her.
“Money is good, but what can be compared to having our dear daughter back in our arms? That means a lot to us,” he said.