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203 days in captivity: ‘Nigerians must pray for Leah

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203 days in captivity: ‘Nigerians must pray for Leah

A member of the BringBackOurGirls Coalition, Mr. Peter Ilya, has described as unsettling, the reluctance of the Federal Government to rescue Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram’s captivity. The BringBackOurGirls Coalition was joined by other organisations and political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the weekend, to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue Leah. th teenage girl had spent in Boko Haram’s captivity.

The groups described Leah’s continual captivity as tragic and saddening. Leah and other 109 girls on February 19, were abducted by Boko Haram members from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. While some of the girls were later released, Leah was not because she allegedly refused to renounce Christianity. The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, urged all Nigerians to pray for Leah.

On Thursday, a British member of parliament protested outside the Nigerian embassy in London to help free Leah. According to a CNN report, Liberal Democrat legislator, Tom Brake, staged “a sitin outside the Nigerian High Commission in central London to put pressure on the Nigerian government.”

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