We will not give up our prayers for Leah Sharibu – Pastor Adeboye
Pastor E.A. Adeboye, chief curator of the redeemed Christian Church of God, called on Christians in the country to continue to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu, who was kidnapped by Bokogaram rebels.
In a statement called “Call for the Release of Liya Sharibu,” which he signed and published on Friday, Adeboye ordered all RCCG pastors around the world to intensify their prayers for Sharibu’s release.
The priest also encouraged all parents to use whatever influence they have to free Leah Sharibu and other children in captivity.
“By this, I again call and command all pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God around the world not to stop, but to intensify their prayers for the release of Leah Sharib.
“I also ask all parents around the world to use whatever influence they have in order to free Leah Shariba and other children in captivity.
“We will not give up our prayers,” he said.
Sharibu was among 110 students kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from the State Women’s College of Science and Technology, Dapchi, in the Yunusari local government district of Yobe, on February 19, 2018.
Five girls died on the day of the kidnapping and the rest were released in March 2018, leaving Shariba behind because she refused to give up her Christian faith.
Prior to the 2014 abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State.
In December 2020, over 300 boys were abducted by gunmen in Kankar, Katsina state. They were subsequently released several days after the abduction.
The most recent kidnapping took place on February 17, 2021 in Kangar, Niger, where gunmen abducted an unknown number of students and staff.
At the time of filing this report, the abductees had not yet been released.