NIGERIA – Leah Sharibu’s family responds to reports that she gave birth to Boko Haram commander’s son

Christian Post | Samuel Smith | January 28, 2020

The family of abducted Nigerian Christian teenager Leah Sharibu has spoken out after reports published over the weekend suggested that their daughter has given birth to the son of a Boko Haram commander and that she was forced to accept Islam. 

A source close to the Borno-based Islamic extremist group told Sahara Reporters that Sharibu has given birth to a baby boy after she was forced to accept Islam and forcefully married to an unnamed Boko Haram commander. 

Dr. Gloria Puldu, a spokesperson for the family and a lecturer at the University of Jos, considered the reports to be nothing more than rumors. 

“I have seen reports that Leah had a baby boy. That is just a rumor as far as we are concerned,” Puldu told The Punch. “What we even desire is to see a proof-of-life so that we see Leah by ourselves. If they are able to have Leah safe, we will understand.”