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Nigeria: Kidnapped Girl Who Refused To Renounce Her Christian Faith Pleads For Help

“Leah Sharibu was abducted from a hostel with more than 100 other school girls but is allegedly the only one still held by the terrorists because she refused to renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.”

We thank God that this new recording confirms that Leah Sharibu is still alive. This young girl has demonstrated that she has the strong faith and indomitable courage of the holy martyrs. Please pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will abundantly bless her perseverance and make her a witness indeed to her captors, such that they will be moved by her love for God both to free her and to embrace the faith for which she has suffered so much.

“Kidnapped Nigerian Girl Who Refused To Renounce Her Christian Faith Pleads For Help,” by Kassy Dillon, Daily Wire, August 29, 2018:

A 15-year-old Nigerian girl who was kidnapped in February by one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations, Boko Haram, reportedly called on her government to save her in a new 35-second audio recording, according to local outlets CBS News reports.

Leah Sharibu was abducted from a hostel with more than 100 other school girls but is allegedly the only one still held by the terrorists because she refused to renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.

The unverified recording, accompanied with a picture of her in a hijab and sitting on a mat, was reportedly sent to local media on Monday and features Leah pleading for help in the Hausa language. “I plead with… the government and the president to have pity for me and save me from my situation,” she said faltering, leaving some to believe that she was reading something prepared for her.

If the audio is authentic, this would be the first evidence proving she is alive since she was kidnapped.

“It really is her voice,” Nathan Shairbu, Leah’s father, told BBC Pidgin. “Before, I thought she wasn’t even alive.”

“I’m really encouraged that I heard the words of my favourite daughter,” Nathan added….

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