On 19 February 2018, Islamic jihadists from Boko Haram swept into Dapchi town, Yobe State, northern Nigeria.
They kidnapped 110 girls, mostly Muslim, from Dapchi’s Government Girls’ Science and Technical College. A few weeks later on 21 March, the jihadists returned 104 girls to their families. Five girls had died, and one, Leah Sharibu (then 15) was retained as a prisoner because she
“refused to cooperate”
and convert to Islam. Today, three years later, Leah is alive but remains in captivity.
Sources: Christian Faith and Freedom, International Christian Concern
Let us pray.
- Pray for Leah and the many other young women who remain captive in Nigeria. Remember their families, desperate for word of them.
- Pray the Lord will secure the release of these young women and frustrate the plans of those intent on evil and violence in Nigeria.
- Ask the Lord to intervene in Nigeria to raise up a government committed to peace, justice and righteousness.