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Leah Sharibu

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6686, tabled on 27 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 March (HL Deb, col 613), what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to secure the release of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram; and what progress has been made on securing her release.

Answered on

11 April 2018

The Foreign Secretary spoke to Vice President Osinbajo on 26 February to extend an offer of additional UK assistance, following the abduction of children from a school in Dapchi.

Attacks on schools and abductions of children are abhorrent and must stop.

We call for the release of all those abducted. It is important that all those released receive appropriate support including for their families.