Leah Sharibu

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th November 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about the abduction of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram; what information they have about her health and well-being; and what assessment they have made of reports that, following her refusal to renounce her faith, she will be enslaved for the rest of her life.

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The UK continues to call for the immediate and unconditional release of all those abducted by Boko Haram and ISWA, including Leah Sharibu. We will continue to use our public messaging and extensive engagement with the Government of Nigeria to push for urgent action to secure the release of all hostages taken by Boko Haram and ISWA. President Muhammadu Buhari has recently restated that the Nigerian government is committed to ensuring Leah Sharibu's release.

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