Leah Sharibu Sent Message to Parents

ICC Note: Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl not released by Boko Haram, has sent a message to her parents. In it she encourages them to keep hope and to have faith. She says that she will see them again whether on Earth or in Heaven.

04/09/2018 Nigeria (World Watch Monitor) – Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram, reportedly asked her released friends to pass her mother a message, which read:

“My mother you should not be disturbed. I know it is not easy missing me, but I want to assure you that I am fine where I am… I am confident that one day I shall see your face again. If not here, then there at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

According to local partners of the Christian charity Open Doors, who recently visited the Sharibu family, Leah’s mother fainted after receiving her daughter’s message. She also reportedly found it traumatic to hear the stories of some of the abducted girls.

One of Leah’s friends told the Sharibu family some details about Leah’s attempted escape, which ended with her being sent back to the Boko Haram camp by the people whom she had approached for help.

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