American pastor proposes to replace Leah Shariba in captivity of Boko Haram
American missionary Pastor Abu Zachariah proposed to replace Leah Shariba, captured by Boko Haram rebels since February 2018.
As a reminder, on February 19, 2018 at 17:30, 110 female students aged 11 to 19 were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group of the State Women’s Science and Technology College (GGSTC). Dapchi is located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government, Yobe State, in northeastern Nigeria.
Five girls died during the kidnapping. Members of the sect freed 104 students and clung to Leah, who refused to renounce her Christian faith. Since then, Leah has been in captivity.
Pastor Abu Zachariah, an American missionary, is in Nigeria with American human rights defender, lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe, as he tries to meet with the leaders of the Book of Haram so that they can bring him in to replace Leah.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Zachariah said;
“I am here in Nigeria for my third trip in four months to negotiate the release of Leah Shuaribu from Boko Haram. I offer them to exchange Leah for me, and I will go prisoner.
So here’s what I’m going to do, once I know I’m here, I already had a meeting with a government official asking him to help meet with Boko Haram. Wherever it is, I am ready to go there and trade.
The basis for this is the Gospel of John 15:13: “There is no more love in a person than a person who laid down his life for his brother and sister. So, I’m here, with the permission of my 41-year-old wife, five children, and nine grandchildren, to see if I can negotiate his release. But they will leave her and take me. And that’s my goal.
I am constantly involved in religious freedom and international Christian humanitarian work in war zones. I’ve been to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Gaza, Sudan and Cuba, among others. “