Christians and family members hold prayers in commemoration of Leah Sharibu’s two years in captivity. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Christians and members of Leah Sharibu’s family on Friday gathered in the nation’s capital Abuja to pray for her and others in Boko Haram captivity.
The service was held in commemoration of Leah’s two years in captivity.
They also called on the government to as a matter of urgency do more to put an end to the often security situation in the country.
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Leah was one of more than 100 schoolgirls that Boko Haram abducted on February 19, 2018, from the Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe State. Weeks after the shocking abduction, the terrorists released the other girls, but they kept Leah in captivity for refusing to renounce her faith.
Photos: Sodiq Adelakun Details about Leah’s ordeal and some of her images were displayed on a screen during the session. Two years after her capture, Leah’s ordeal continues to elicit strong emotions. Several people in the session could not contain their emotions. To mark the second anniversary of Leah Sharibu’s abduction, Christians gathered in Abuja to pray for her return. A video of Leah in captivity released in August 2018 is played during the session. In the video, she had called on the government to help secure her freedom. Prisoner for Christ: Some of those at the prayer session wore T-shirts recalling how the terrorists held Leah’s faith as a Christian against her and refused to release her along with her school mates. A Boko Haram survivor, Daudu, was one of those at the prayer session to mark the second anniversary of Leah’s capture by the insurgents. Visible on his face are scars he sustained during an attack by insurgents in Borno.