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Leah Sharibu married off to ISWAP Commander after ‘divorcing’ first husband

Nigerian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu who has now spent five years in captivity with terrorists, has reportedly married another ISWAP commander, after abandoning the first ‘husband’ she was forcefully married to.

Local security sources made this revelation in a report by Daily Trust.

Recall that Leah was one of the 110 female pupils of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted on February 19, 2018, by the Boko Haram terrorists.

Since then she has been held in captivity by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Few years ago, it was reported by some media houses that the Dapchi girl was married off.

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After the purported divorce from one Abdulrahman, it was gathered that Leah was remarried to another ISWAP commander in the Lake Chad area named Ali Abdallah.

One of the security sources said, “Leah was first married to Abdulrahman after she allegedly converted to Islam and they have two children, all boys that were named after two Boko Haram commanders that were killed.

“We don’t know what transpired but Leah secured the divorce and married another commander, Ali Abdallah.”

The source said after her abduction, Leah was “trained” on how to administer some medical services to injured Boko Haram fighters and women.

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One of the antics of terrorists in the North East is forcing their captives with expertise in some areas like medicine, nursing, engineering, and computer, among others to train their members on such areas.

“She was ‘trained’ as a medical personnel and now leads the ISWAP medical team in the northern part of the Lake Chad area,” the source said.

Another source said, “Ten days ago, Leah, her supposed husband and other fighters were sighted at Dogon Chukwun kangarwa.

“Her husband is a commander under ISWAP but they are facing persecution from a Boko Haram commander loyal to Shekau, Malam Bakura.

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“As of today, we got a report that a large contingent of the ISWAP fighters has started migrating from the area through the Guzamala forest.

“They were sighted on the route of Cross – Mosquito camp- Garin-giwa (where the Zulum’s convoy was attacked) – Munguno – Gajiram with a cache of dangerous arms,” he said.


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