👤 By Adenike Lucas
The Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington has launched a campaign to demand that the Nigerian government should do more to rescue Leah Sharibu from her abductors.
Thomas Brake, a Liberal Democrats MP on his own held a sit out in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London on Tuesday, to raise more awareness about Ms Sharibu, a Christian girl who was not released by Boko Haram after Government negotiated for the other girls return early this year.
In a tweet, Mr Brake, a former Chief Whip and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesperson said: “Outside the Nigerian High Commission launching the #freeleah campaign. Leah, who is still held captive by Boko Haram, because she refused to recant her Christian faith, has been held for 198 days.”
Although the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed said no ransom was paid for the release of the 91 girls release in March 2018, a UN Report revealed this to be a lie.
“In Nigeria, 111 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi were kidnapped on 18 February 2018 and released by ISWAP on 21 March 2018 in exchange for a large ransom payment,” the UN REPORT revealed.