As today, 14th of May marks Leah Sharibu’s birthday, the young Christian girl who was abducted in February 2018 alongside other 109 Dapchi school girls by the Boko Haram terrorists.
On march 20th, 2018 104 girls were released while five girls died in captive but Leah Sharibu was held hostage because she refused to ‘Denounce Christ’ and the terrorists would not let her go until she renounce her faith, since the young girl refused, the captors declared her “slave for life”.
The young girl remain in captivity till then as today Thursday, May 14, which is Sharibu’s 17th birthday, The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a coalition partner of Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), will host a special online prayer vigil for kidnapped Christian teen.
“Leah Sharibu is the face of ongoing, genocidal terror annihilating Christians in Nigeria,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians, which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide. “Her courageous faith in the face of terror inspires her countrymen and Christians worldwide.”
“Unknowingly, she represents thousands of Nigerian girls and boys who have been ripped from their homes and made slaves to Boko Haram,” Laugesen noted.
“In coordinated efforts, our coalition has labored long and hard for the presidential appointment of a U.S. Special Envoy to Nigeria that America may lead the international community as a bold voice for these most vulnerable children.”
Meanwhile, the two groups have called for the US special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region because of extreme and heightened violence there. In January, the groups delivered an open letter to President Donald Trump about the urgent need.
In March, just before the national coronavirus emergency, ICON launched its #SilentSlaughter campaign with a press event at the National Press Club with Tony Perkins, Johnnie Moore, Dr. Richard Ikiebe and Save the Persecuted Christians President and CEO Frank Gaffney. CBNNEWS Reports.
The special prayer for teenage girl holds online via Zoom at 4:00 pm Eastern (9pm WAT) with prayer focus on her safe return, for her family, for the defeat of terrorism in Nigeria, for other girls in captivity and that world leaders would call for action in Nigeria.
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