Leah Sharibu, 14, was abducted by Boko Haram on 19 February. (Photo from family)
Leah Sharibu (Photo from family)

The home of the kidnapped Nigerian teenager Leah Sharibu was broken into on Monday morning, 10 September.

Leah’s mother was taking her only son to school, when thieves stole food and other belongings, including a generator, reports Nigerian news site The Cable.

Leah, 15, was abducted from her school in Dapchi, north-eastern Yobe state, in February, together with 109 other girls, by an Islamist group believed to be a break-away faction from Boko Haram.

The other girls were all later released, but Leah is still being held, reportedly because she refused to denounce her faith.

Last month her kidnappers released an audio recording in which Leah could be heard calling on the president to work for her release and to help her family.

Her father Nata Sharibu told World Watch Monitor two weeks ago that he believed his daughter was alive because of the prayers of Christians around the world. “My plea is this,” he said. “I am calling on Christians in high positions all over the world to raise their voices and plead with our president to bring back my Leah. She has pleaded in her audio clip that top Christians should help us. I plead the same.”

Leah’s father told Voice of America that the family had not heard from a government representative since Leah’s disappearance.