US offer to assist Nigeria free Leah Sharibu, other Chibok girls-Report
London, July 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-More details are emerging about the meeting between Nigeria’s vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his U.S counterpart Mike Pence in Washington last week as International Christian Concern, claimed Mike Pence offered to help Nigeria freed Leah Sharibu and 110 Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity.
The body campaigning for persecuted Christians worldwide, which publishes an online news platform, ‘Persecution’, said on Monday that the U.S VP made the offer in Washington last week when Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the US.
The news platform claimed Pence made the offer, without being prompted by Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, a senior pastor of the Redeemed Church, assured Pence that the government in Nigeria is doing all it can to rescue Leah Sharibu and the other girls that are still in Boko Haram captivity.
He told VP Pence that contrary to media reports, President Buhari, who is a Muslim, did not leave Leah in Boko Haram captivity because of her Christian faith.
Leah Sharibu has been in captivity since February 2018. She is the only girl, among the 110 taken from her school that was not later released, because of her faith, according to reports.
However, the report is silent on whether Nigeria accepted the assistance or not