Leah Sharibu, 4 years in captivity… Let's not forget that

Abducted at the age of 14 from her school in Dapchi in Nigeria, Leah Sharibu is still in the hands of her captors after 4 years of captivity.

Four years ago, on February 4, 19, at 2018:17 p.m., Boko Haram militants abducted 30 students from a school in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria. In 110, after finally releasing all the young girls, and faced with her refusal to renounce her Christian faith, the attackers decided to make Leah their "Slave for life" rather than running it.

according to International Christian Concern, which however specifies that there is no tangible proof, Leah could have been married to one of her captors and would have two children.

Interviewed by the Nigeria Television Authority, General Lucky Irabor, the Nigerian Chief of Staff, said last month that " some efforts " were in the process of obtaining his release.

The case of Leah Sharibu continues to shock the international community. Last September, a cross-party group of British parliamentarians announced its future adoption by parliamentarians who will plead his cause.

The organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and Open Doors will co-host an event on International Women's Day, March 8, to promote the rights of "forgotten women: persecuted women and girls from religious minorities ".

Neville Kyrke-Smith is Country Director for ACN UK. He wants to “make known these appalling cases of suffering”.

“This event is an opportunity to raise awareness of these appalling cases of suffering, whether it is young Christian and Hindu girls in Pakistan kidnapped and raped, or Uyghur Muslim women forced to have abortions. We ask, what is the UN doing to help these women? How much UK aid will help persecuted Christian women in Pakistan? In Nigeria? Do policy makers really recognize the scale of the problem? »

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