Leah was kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect amongst other 110 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, northern Nigeria, on February 19, 2018.
Omokri, who has been advocating for Miss Sharibu’s release, took to Twitter today to advertise custom made ‘Free Leah Sharibu’ T-shirts for varying amounts of money.
Notable Nigerians have been purchasing the shirts and the like of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are not an exception.
The t-shirts sell between N30,000 and N100,000.
Omokri said he visited Mount Everest which is the highest point on earth to symbolise the fact that Leah is close to God’s heart. He did it to fufil his promise of reintroducing Leah’s case to the world.
“Mount Everest! I went there and wore my #FreeLeahSharibu tracksuit, at the highest point on earth to symbolise the fact that Leah is close to God’s heart.
“I believe Leah will be freed and I hope she gets a @NobelPrize for peacefully standing for her principles,” Omokri wrote.
Leah Sharibu was 14 years old at the time of her capture. While other girls were released by the insurgents she was allegedly held back on account of her alleged refusal to renounce her Christian faith and has since been in Boko Haram captivity.