Presiding Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Church, Adewale Giwa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians whether or not the kidnapped Dapchi School girl, Leah Sharibu had been forced by members of Boko Haram to renounce her Christian faith.
Giwa, in a statement on Monday, said he won’t join other Nigerians to believe that the abducted girl had accepted Islam.
Reports came out on Saturday night that Leah was forcefully converted to Islam and married to a top Boko Haram commander. Apart from this, it was reported that Leah also gave birth to a baby boy.
However, Pastor Giwa said, “If you believe such a story, you can also believe anything that comes from President Muhammadu Buhari and his party.
“To me, President Buhari and Boko Haram members owe Nigerians an explanation of Leah’s whereabouts.
“They need to come out clean and tell Nigerians whether or not Leah has renounced her religion.
“I urge Nigerians to continue to pray for the release of Leah if she is still alive by His grace. We cannot trust this government; we cannot also trust ourselves.
“The group they brought has grown wings; they never believed they could go to this length.
“As God liveth, they shall perish with their sponsors in Jesus Name.
“The wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, into smoke shall they consume away.”
Pastor Giwa’s message to the federal government received a lot of nods as well meaning Christians/Nigerians threw their weight behind his statement, confirming that there has been one too many mixed reports about Leah’s state of being.
At one time Nigerians thought Miss Sharibu was dead due to the long silence and inactivity on the side of the federal government concerning her release.
Another time the government claimed she was alive and said that they, the federal government were in deep negotiations with the Boko Haram insurgents for the release of Miss Sharibu.
Now, there is a sudden wind of change in information passed to Nigerians, that Miss Sharibu is married to one of the jihadist leaders, is a mother and has renounced her faith.
These seemingly contradicting information have rattled the core of Nigerians who have turned sharply to the federal government seeking answers while still praying for Miss Sharibu’s safe return to her family and well meaning Nigerians who believe she will be released in the nearest future.