Seventy two hours after getting an award from the Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, ACIPA, the family house of Leah Sharibu was on Monday, visited by thieves, stealing generator and foodstuffs.
Recall that Leah had been held in captivity since February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists on account of her Christian faith.
Last Friday at the headquarters of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, in Jos, during the second anniversary of ACIPA, Leah”s mother, who earns her living as a primary school teacher, Rebecca Sharibu, and her son, Donald, came to receive an award where Punch was given the merit award of excellence “for promoting unity as a Media House”.
President of ACIPA, Luke Shehu, on Tuesday night, in Jos, confirmed that thieves visited the Sharibu family and stole a generator and foodstuffs.
He said, “I just spoke to Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu. I told her to tell me exactly what happened because Punch wants to get the truth. 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 which has a make-shift fence that anybody can easily climb. 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”.