Sharibu spoke to Political Platform, on RayPower 100.5 FM and the interview is reproduced below:
Interviewer: What is the situation how many of the girls have been returned?
Sharibu: I’m not in Dapchi, I’m on duty call. I called those in Dapchi and I was informed that my daughter was not released.
Interviewer: How many have been released?
Sharibu: All of them were released. They said some were dead there and my daughter is alive but they said she is a Christian and that is why they cannot release her. They said if she wants to be released until she converts and become a Muslim and she said she will never become a Muslim.
Interviewer: Which of the parent whose daughter has been released have you spoken with?
Sharibu: I spoke to about five to six of them whose daughters were released.
Interviewer: So, are they presently with their daughters as we speak?
Sharibu: Yes, they are presently with their daughters in Dapchi according to report.
Interviewer: How were they released?
Sharibu: They were dropped inside Dapchi by Boko Haram this morning (Wednesday).
Interviewer: Around what time where they released?
Sharibu: Well, it’s not up to 30 minutes (9:20am to the time of interview) now since their arrival.
Interviewer: So what’s the mood in Dapchi now, I guess jubilation?
Sharibu: Yes, jubilation but only my side, I am very sad but I am also jubilating too because my daughter did not denounce Christ.
Interviewer: What is the name of your daughter?
Sharibu: Her name is Leah Sharibu
Interviewer: And you were told because she refused to become a Muslim that’s why they refuse to release her?
Interviewer: We pray and hope that she will also be release along side the others.
Sharibu: In Jesus name
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Christians Graduate Fellowship (NCGF) has called on all Christians to rise up and pray for the return of Leah – the only remaining prisoner and only Christian schoolgirl abducted from Dapchi.