Umar Suleiman, a dad, has sent an emotional letter to his five-year-old daughter.
Suleiman said in a letter posted to his Facebook page that the ordeal had been painful for him and his mother, but that they hoped she would survive.
He also claimed that the family will continue to pray to God to change the abductors’ hearts so that Khadija, the young girl, can be released.
“Dear Khadija. Today is exactly 5 years since your abduction. It has been really traumatic for us your parents, but our faith has never faded through the years.
“We have been holding on to prayers that someday soon, we shall be back together again. I missed your tears, I missed carrying you when you cry and you say ‘Kace inyi hakuri, ‘kace mun sorry’ (Tell me to be patient, tell me sorry).
“And when I say such words your tears dry immediately. It has been very hard for us, we will continue praying to Allah to touch the hearts of your abductors, so they can set you free.
“If you are still alive, may Allah ensure a beautiful reunion, but if not, then you are in good hands of the CREATOR of all things. I missed you my Khadija.”