"They told her to convert to Muslim and she told them that she would not convert to Muslim, hence she's the only Christian among them", Leah's father, Nathan Sharibu, told VOA.
Yobe Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, represented by the state commissioner for information Alhaji Mala Musty, commended President Buhari for securing the release of the girls. Earlier this week, Boko Haram returned almost all of the girls, with the exception of five who died along the way to Dapchi, and Leah.
The schoolgirls were kidnapped on 19 February and released this week.
U.S. charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme
Justice Department officials called it the largest state-sponsored hacking campaign the US government has ever prosecuted. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued sanctions against the Iranians on Friday.
The mass abduction from the girls' school was an apparent copycat of the 2014 abduction of 270 girls from the town of Chibok. Four of the abducted had broken limbs and all of them had skin infections of some kind, he said. It was not military action that freed the girls but secret negotiations mediated by local and global mediators, though military pressure on Boko Haram must have played a role too. However she urged the Buhari administration to improve and tighten security at all schools in northeast Nigeria which have suffered extremist violence during Boko Haram's almost 10-year insurgency.
When Boko Haram returned the Dapchi girls on Wednesday, Leah's mother fainted when she realized her daughter was not among them.
They were held there for several hours and then taken to Abuja, where on Friday they were to meet the president, Muhammadu Buhari, in his villa, surrounded by cameras, as he declared their release "cheery and hearty".
"As I said earlier, the insurgents made a decision to return the girls to where they picked them from as a goodwill gesture".
While some of the Chibok girls have been freed in exchange for ransom and the release of top Boko Haram commanders, a total of 112 remain in captivity. "What is the strategy behind declaring amnesty for terrorists and releasing those in custody and allowing them to go back to what they were doing?"
The girls were not all kept at one place, he said, complicating the situation.
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Both benchmarks posted a daily gain of more than three percent, and reached their highest level since February 2. The Energy Information Administration will issue its weekly update on US petroleum supplies Wednesday.
And it was an elated President who addressed the girls and the nation pledging his government's determination to avoid a repeat of this whole incident.
Protesters also turned out in the northern city of Girona, where Puigdemont was mayor before he became regional president in 2016. Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that 25 Catalan leaders would be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state.
Now, reports have emerged of a plan to reshape the political map of the Middle East and fracture the Gulf Cooperation Council. He's showing reporters a sign that lists Saudi purchases and another of pending sales of military equipment to the kingdom.
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Mattis spoke at the start of a Pentagon meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on a three-week US visit. Mattis told reporters he was also going to bring up the need to reduce civilian casualties when meeting the prince.
Although Scotland could have lost the match, and probably would have lost it, the odds favoured them had the match been completed. A president must, I suppose, talk the good talk, and a captain must try to keep the spirits of his players on up.
Newman led KU in scoring for the fifth time in his last six games and was one of four Jayhawks to score in double-figures. Azubuike got into foul trouble late but it wasn't enough to stop him from completing a dominant game down low.
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Andy Rohrbaugh of Dillsburg said he marched as a "responsible gun owner" who wants it to be more hard for some people to buy guns. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas killings in Parkland, Florida, sparked school walkouts and the March for Our Lives movement.
Apple has confirmed that they are working towards solving the problem of Siri reading aloud hidden notifications on iPhones. If prompted, Siri will read out whatever details are within the app without checking to make sure it's the primary user.
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So it should come as no surprise that Bolt will be training with German soccer club Borussia Dortmund on Friday. But the BVB coach, who used to play for the Austrian national team, said Bolt shouldn't get his hopes too high.