House of Commons
EDM #1689
Tabled 11 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House expresses grave concern for the safety of Leah Sharibu who is currently held hostage in Northern Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram; notes that Leah was abducted along with 110 girls when she was 14 on 19 February 2018; further notes that Leah is the only girl who remains in captivity due to her refusal to convert to Islam; condemns the barbarous acts of terrorism committed by Boko Haram through these abductions; expresses further condemnation that the al Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group has executed one of three female humanitarian workers who were abducted in March and has subsequently threatened to kill Leah and the two remaining aid workers; congratulates and stands in solidarity with Leah for the bravery shown during such a terrifying ordeal; acknowledges the recent 200-hour protest to mark 200 days since Leah's abduction, organised by CSW UK outside the Nigerian High Commission; and calls on the Government to urgently and strongly call upon the government of Nigeria to expedite the release of Leah and other captives held by Boko Haram.