The reports reaching NIGERIA NEWS claim that some men of the night on Monday, September 10, invaded the house of the father of Leah Sharibu, one of the 110 schoolgirls abducted on February 19, by Boko Haram terrorist group in Dapchi, Yobe state.
It was gathered that the thieves had invaded the Sharibu’s family house 72 hours after receiving an award from the Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association.
The award was given to the family on Friday, September 7, at the headquarters of the Church of Christ in Nations in Jos during the second anniversary of ACIPA by Leah’s mother and primary school teacher, Rebecca Sharibu, and her son, Donald.
The thieves were said to have made away with generator and foodstuff belonging to the family.
Confirming the incident, the president of ACIPA, Luke Shehu: “I just spoke to Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu. I told her to tell me exactly what happened.
“She told me that the people who came to their house were not armed robbers but thieves. I asked her when? She said yesterday (Monday). She said the thieves entered through the fence.
“The picture on the programme of the event for the award is the picture of the house. It is a make-shift fence, which anybody can climb easily. Mrs Sharibu said the thieves entered through the window and then stole their generator and also carted away foodstuffs inside the house. She said they were not armed robbers.
“I told her that she should give the real picture for the world to know the circumstances from a true perspective. Honestly, that was what connected me to them and that was exactly what she told me.
“Once again, the incident happened yesterday (Monday), the thieves climbed the fence, entered through the window, stole their foodstuffs and a generator. They were not robbers but thieves and the family members were not in the house when the thieves visited,” Shehu said.
Meanwhile, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that the presidency revealed when Leah Sharibu would be free from Boko Haram’s custody.