Nigeria: Christian Schoolgirl Entering Third Year in Captivity For Refusing to Deny Christ

February 12, 2021

Christian persecution in Nigeria: Leah Sharibu was abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram along with over 100 other schoolgirls; all the others were released but she was held because she refused to renounce Christ and convert to Islam. Leah Sharibu has already demonstrated the unconquerable faith and indomitable courage of the holy martyrs. Please pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will abundantly bless her witness by turning the hearts of her captors, so that they will be moved to embrace the faith for which she has suffered so much.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from, see here.

“Christian Schoolgirl Entering Third Year in Captivity,” International Christian Concern, February 9, 2021:

2/9/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern)- On February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, Boko Haram kidnapped 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College located in northeast Nigeria. After a month of negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, 104 out of the 105 girls left alive were released from captivity and returned home to their families.To this day, only one girl remains.

The jihadist militant terrorist group Book [sic] Haram kept 14 year old Leah Sharibu due to her refusal to deny Christ and convert to Islam. For the past three years she has been held hostage and deemed a “slave for life” by her captors. The last time Leah was heard from was through a video recording released in August of 2018.

“I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get me out of my current situation,” she said….

As the third anniversary of her kidnapping approaches, the LEAH Foundation has launched a campaign titled “7 days of prayer”, where each of the days leading up to the 19th has been given a special prayer request. The organization will also be streaming live on the 19th in a webinar titled “Speak-Up: 3 hours for 3 years”. Through these events the Leah foundation hopes to bring international attention to Leah’s story, and shed light on Christian persecution in Nigeria, the most violent place in the world to be a believer.

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