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Nigeria says kidnapped Christian teenager Leah Sharibu is alive


Jos, NigeriaMorning Star News More than a month after an aid worker indicated in a video that kidnapped Christian teenager Leah Sharibu had been killed, a government official in Nigeria on Saturday said she was alive. Citing intelligence from security agencies, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu released a statement reaffirming that the government is negotiating with […]

Parents seek global petitions to Nigerian President to “#BringBackOurLeah”

Leah Sharibu

World Watch Monitor The parents of the Nigerian girl, Leah Sharibu, held by Boko Haram, say they have renewed hope that she might safely return home after a short audio recording her kidnappers released last week. In the 35 seconds-long recording, the Christian teenager asks for help for her family and herself, calling on Nigeria’s president […]

Kidnapped schoolgirl Leah Sharibu appeals for rescue in audio recording, say reports

Leah Sharibu

Morning Star News In an audio recording revealed this week, kidnapped Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu appeals to the government of Nigeria to win her release from Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, according to several published sources. Boko Haram released more than 100 schoolgirls about four weeks after kidnapping them on 19th February but held Leah, […]

Nigerian president assures UK archbishop of efforts to secure release of Christian girl

Welby and Buhari

World Watch Monitor Following a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has said his government is working “quietly” to secure the release of a teenage Christian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram. Archbishop Justin Welby, as well as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Nigerian Archbishop Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, met Mr Buhari at […]

Nigerian Christian schoolgirl ‘escaped’, only to be sent back to Boko Haram

World Watch Monitor The only Christian among the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month by Boko Haram ran away from her kidnappers but was caught and brought back three days later, according to fellow captives, reports the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Leah Sherubu, 15, and two other girls walked for three days and, hungry and exhausted, asked for help from […]

Chibok parents celebrate release of Nigerian schoolgirls as hope for own daughters

Thomson Reuters Foundation Yana Galang was visiting Dapchi in northeast Nigeria to offer condolences to parents whose daughters were kidnapped by Boko Haram when people started to shout with excitement. Her own daughter, Rifkatu, is still missing nearly four years after she and over 200 of her classmates were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from […]

‘Be patient’ Chibok parents tell families of Nigeria’s latest kidnap victims

Thomson Reuters Foundation Yakubu Nkeki knows just what to say when he meets the parents of 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month. His daughter was among some 220 Chibok girls abducted by the insurgents in 2014, which shot Nigeria’s nine-year-old conflict with Boko Haram […]