End Christian Persecution in Nigeria demand #FreedomForSharibu
LATEST NEWS: In February 2019 , Leah Sharibu will "celebrate" one year since her abduction by Boko Haram. Even as Nigeria goes for voting, no government official has committed themselves to secure her freedom.
UPDATE: On November 6th in the afternoon, Nigeria will have its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations, a process through which all members examine each other's human rights situation in each country. Thus, each State can explain the measures it takes to improve the situation and fulfill its obligations.
This is a unique opportunity to get the situation of Leah Sharibu and the other dozens of women captured by the terrorist group Boko Haram officially discussed on that occasion. They continue to kill them and we must urge the UN leaders to take action as soon as possible to free them.
The goal is to get the maximum number of leaders to ask the Nigerian ambassador about this situation and get more international pressure for the Nigerian president to decide to act immediately.
Update:-We delivered over 60,000 signatures to Leah Sharibus Mother in Dapchi village, North Eastern Nigeria. Leahs mother was appreciative to see many people globally stand with her. She said it is now 4 months and days since she las saw her daughter and hopes she is safe. She has urged the Nigeria government to help her plea to save her daughter from Boko Haram and also is assured that her daughter will go to heaven in case Boko Haram insurgents kill her daughter.See more about the campaign here below.
Thousands of Christians have been killed or abducted by Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group who claim to have established a ‘caliphate’ (Islamic state) in northern Nigeria. On a devastating scale also, Christians are also the target of Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen, who have destroyed hundreds of churches and killed thousands of Christians. Twelve of the northern states have adopted Islamic law, and Christians are frequently discriminated against in this region, with Christian villages often lacking clean water and health clinics, and Christians being denied access to secondary school and higher education.
In March ths year, Boko Haram abducted 105 girls in Dapchi whom they asked to convert to Islam.
Out of the abducted girls, school girl Leah Sharibu refused to denounce her faith despite persuasion by the rest of her abducted school friends. Boko Haram thus refused to release her while releasing the rest. The only Christian girl among the Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could have been freed along with her schoolmates but refused to renounce her faith, according to her mother. Leah Sharibu refused to accept Islam, resisting the entreaties of her classmates to pretend to do so, her parents learned from snatched conversation with her friends.
Leah asked her friends to tell her parents to pray for her, they said, but her mother could not find out anything else about how her daughter was, as the army then ordered all of the released girls to report to the hospital.
"Boko Haram did not release my daughter because the young woman refused to abandon her faith to embrace the Muslim religion," said the mother of Sharibu.
The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, pointed out on Twitter the following:
"It is disheartening that one of the girls, Leah Sharibu, remains in captivity (...) We will do everything in our power to recover Leah safely (...) It will not be abandoned." Up to date, there is no news about the young heroine or updates on efforts being made to rescue her. This is very heartwrenching especially for her mother.
Besides Leah Sharibu, thousands are being massacred and kidnapped by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen due to their faith. No Christian should suffer persecution, discrimination or death for the simple act of professing the Christian faith.
It is time to stop this kind of Christian massacre! It is enough to kill thousands just because they profess Christ! Please stop it.
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Letter to the 193 ambassadors in the United Nations