Nigerians have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu for describing Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl among the Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2018 as “Unfortunate Christian girl”.
Shehu who was responding to a Tweet by Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan described Leah as “the unfortunate Christian girl stolen by Boko Haram”.
Reno had challenged Shehu who said president Buhari has made Nigeria safer, to visit one of the dreaded parts of Northern Nigeria and spend a night without security if he is confident that Buhari has made Nigeria safer.
The description of Leah as “Unfortunate Christian girl” triggered most Nigerians who condemned Shehu’s statement on Twitter.
In 2018, Leah could have been freed along with her schoolmates but refused to renounce her faith, according to her mother.
Leah Sharibu refused to accept Islam, resisting the entreaties of her classmates to pretend to do so, her parents learned from a snatched conversation with her friends.