Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says he does not believe that Leah Sharibu has converted to Islam.
After news broke early Sunday that the teenage girl who was kidnapped from her school in Dapchi, Yobe State, in February 2018 has been delivered of a baby boy, it has been suggested that she had converted to Islam.
However, Mr Fani-Kayode tweeted to say that such rumours were meant to demean her.
“I do not believe that Leah Sharibu has converted to Islam. They are trying to demean her & remove her status as a hero. That girl would rather die than convert to Islam. She remains a hero of the Christian faith & if she is dead then she is a martyr. Whichever way she wins!” he said.
Leah was part of 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents at the time.
In March 2018, the Federal Government announced that the insurgents had returned 106 of the kidnapped children, including 104 girls who went to school, one girl who did not and a boy.
Leah, 15, was held back alongside a few others for refusing to convert to Islam.