Leah Sharibu, the Christian schoolgirl kidnapped by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has reportedly remarried another terrorist commander after divorcing her first husband.
Leah, who was 14 years old at the time, was abducted in February 2018 along with over 100 schoolmates from the Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State.
Months after her kidnapping, reports emerged that she had married one of her abductors and is now a mother.
In a recent update shared by the Daily Trust on Tuesday, September 26, it was revealed that Leah is now married to another ISWAP commander named Ali Abdallah in the Lake Chad region.
The source who spoke to the news outlet said,
“Leah was first married to Abdulrahman after she allegedly converted to Islam and they have two children, all boys that were named after two Boko Haram commanders that were killed,” the source said.
“We don’t know what transpired but Leah secured the divorce and married another commander, Ali Abdallah.”
The source also revealed that Leah was taught how to provide medical services to injured Boko Haram fighters and women.
According to the Daily Trust, one of the strategies of terrorists in the North East is to train their captives in various fields of expertise, including medicine, nursing, engineering, and computer science.
“She was ‘trained’ as a medical personnel and now leads the ISWAP medical team in the northern part of the Lake Chad area,” the source said.
Another source said,
“Ten days ago, Leah, her supposed husband and other fighters were sighted at Dogon Chukwun kangarwa.
“Her husband is a commander under ISWAP but they are facing persecution from a Boko Haram commander loyal to Shekau, Malam Bakura.
“As of today, we got a report that a large contingent of the ISWAP fighters has started migrating from the area through the Guzamala forest.
“They were sighted on the route of Cross – Mosquito camp- Garin-giwa (where the Zulum’s convoy was attacked) – Munguno – Gajiram with cache of dangerous arms.”