It’s now over 100 days since Leah Sharibu was taken from her school in Dapchi, Nigeria by Boko Haram. Will you take action for her?
It’s also over 100 days since Boko Haram refused to release her alongside 110 of her classmates because Leah, the only Christian in the group, refused to renounce her faith in exchange for her freedom.
I was in Nigeria earlier this year and I know the heartbreak her parents, Nathan and Rebecca, must be experiencing right now because, unfortunately, I’ve seen it before. Hundreds of girls like Leah have been abducted by Boko Haram, leaving families behind who are desperate to see their daughters again and in agony because they know that they may not have the chance.
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“The situation of discrimination, marginalisation, orchestrated violence and terrorist activities against Christians in northern Nigeria has worsened since 2008, when I first joined the CSW team. The hopelessness facing the Church is overwhelming.”
These were the words of Reverend Yunusa Nmadu, CEO of CSW-Nigeria, when he spoke at our recent Pursue Justice conference. However, he hadn’t just come to attend our conference: Rev Yunusa also spent two weeks meeting with MPs and Foreign Office officials, telling Leah’s story among others and calling on them to act.
We’ve already seen results from Rev Yunusa’s intense lobbying: including a debate in Parliament, an article on Leah by Dame Carlone Spelman MP hosted on our FoRB in Full blog, and a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria to discuss key concerns.
With your generous help we could do so much more. Please prayerfully consider what you can give,
Yours as ever in Christ,
Founder & CEO