Leah Sharibu: British MP, Reno Omokri, others protest in UK

A British member of parliament, Tom Brake, Thursday staged a protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in London to call for the release of Leah Sharibu.

Sharibu was among over a hundred girls kidnapped February 19 by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State in the North-east of Nigeria.

The terrorists, however, withheld her, reportedly because she refused to renounce her Christian faith, as the Nigerian government successfully negotiated the release of majority of her fellow victims; apart from the five reported dead during the kidnap.

on Thursday, Brake, a Liberal Democrat, staged a sit-in outside the Nigerian High Commission in central London to put pressure on the Nigerian government.

Also taking part in the protest organized by advocacy group, Church World Service, was Reno Omokri, a former aide of former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan.

In a video he posted via his twitter handle later, Omokri demanded the release of Sharibu.

Omokri called on President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate the release of Sharibu but not to use her to win electoral cheap points.