Vigil to mark two years since abduction of Christian schoolgirl

Source: CSW

A vigil will take place in London on 19 February to mark the second anniversary of the kidnapping and continued imprisonment of a young girl in Nigeria because of her Christian faith.

Leah Sharibu was one of 110 girls abducted from their school in Dapchi, Nigeria by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), an offshoot of Boko Haram, in February 2018. The next month, following negotiations by the government, the surviving girls were put into vehicles to go home. However, Leah wasn't among them. She wasn't released because she refused to convert in exchange for her freedom.

The vigil will take place on Wednesday 19 February at 3pm at the Nigerian High Commission in London. The address is: 9 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BX.

Eritrean gospel singer Helen Berhane (who herself was incarcerated for two and a half years) will share and lead us in song. Like Leah, Helen's situation looked utterly hopeless, but we continued to work on her case and pray, and today she lives in freedom. Let's show the Nigerian government that we will not rest until Leah is also free!

Can't make it to London? Join us in prayer wherever you are.

Tags: Leah Sharibu, Alice Ngaddah, Grace Taku, CSW, Mervyn Thomas, Nigeria, Boko Haram, Helen Berhane

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