Leah Sharibu divorces her first husband, marries another terrorist commander

Leah Sharibu, the Christian schoolgirl abducted by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has reportedly been coerced into a remarriage with another terrorist commander. This development follows purported claims of securing a divorce from her initial forced husband.

The tragic episode began on February 19, 2018, when Leah, along with over 100 schoolmates, was abducted from Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. Over the years, it was reported that Leah was forcibly married off and subsequently became a mother.

Local security sources have revealed that Leah, having allegedly divorced her first forced husband, Abdulrahman, was remarried to another ISWAP commander, Ali Abdallah, operating in the Lake Chad area. This grim reality has seen Leah become a victim of a perilous cycle, enduring successive marriages within the confines of a terrorist organization.

The sources further disclosed that Leah, following her abduction, was indoctrinated into providing medical services to injured Boko Haram fighters and women. Sadly, this is a tactic employed by terrorists in the North East, forcing their captives with specialized expertise in various fields to train their members.

Leah’s harrowing journey continued as she was trained as a medical personnel and is now purportedly leading the ISWAP medical team in the northern part of the Lake Chad area. Recent sightings have confirmed her presence alongside her supposed husband and fellow fighters at Dogon Chukwun Kangarwa.

However, their circumstances have become increasingly perilous due to persecution from a Boko Haram commander loyal to Shekau, named Malam Bakura. In response to this danger, a significant ISWAP contingent has begun migrating from the area through the Guzamala forest, carrying a cache of dangerous arms.

This distressing narrative sheds light on the ongoing plight of innocent victims caught in the crossfire of extremist ideologies. It underscores the urgent need for concerted efforts to combat terrorism, secure the release of captives, and restore peace and stability to the affected regions.