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ICC Note: Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu,has asked Christians to continue to pray for her daughter. She said she is very proud of her daughter and is confident that she will be able to show the terrorist group Christ’s love, but doesn’t want the world to forget Leah.

05/07/2018 Nigeria (Christian Post) – The mother of a Nigerian Christian schoolgirl who has been kidnapped by Islamic radical group Boko Haram has said that she is proud of her daughter for not denouncing Jesus, while a classmate shared hopes that God might use her to turn her attackers to Christ.

“I am so proud of my Leah because she did not denounce Christ,” the mother, Rebecca Sharibu, said of her daughter, 15-year-old Leah, in an article posted by Open Doors USA last week.

“And because of that, I know God will never forsake her. When she went away to school, I gave her a copy of the Bible so she could have her personal devotions even when I am not there. As her mother, I know her to be an obedient daughter, respectful and someone who puts others before herself.”

Leah was one of over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped from a secondary school in the town of Dapchi during a Boko Haram raid in February. While all of the other schoolgirls have been freed, she remains the lone student still in captivity.


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