Yusuf Bello| A principal lecturer at the College of Education, Gashua, Yobe state, Bitrus Bwala, recently kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents has confirmed that Leah Sharibu, the Christian Dapchi school girl abducted by the terror group last year, is still alive.
In a video posted by Ahmad Salkida, a journalist familiar with the operations of the insurgent group, Bwala said Sharibu is still with the insurgents.
Bwala who said he and the other captives saw the aid workers killed by the terror group last week shortly before their demise, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Christian Organisation of Nigeria (CAN) to help them regain their freedom.
He said, “I am a principal lecturer with College of Education, Gashua, Yobe state. I was on my way to my station on the 27th of November 2019 that I was abducted.
“I appeal to the federal government to come to our aid. As you can see behind me are fellow Christians who were arrested on various points. I equally appeal to Christian association to do whatever is within their reach in order to rescue us because when we came, we saw some workers here, particularly workers with food organisation, however, shortly, they were executed.
“We also saw that the government has not done enough that is why Leah Sharibu is still with this group. We, therefore, appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari.”