NIGERIA – Mom of Boko Haram captive who refuses to deny Christ pleads to Trump for help

Rebecca Sharibu (L) and Gloria Puldu (R) speak at the Heritage Foundation’s office in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2019. They called for the U.S. government to pressure the Nigerian government to more urgently secure the release of Sharibu’s daughter, Leah, from Boko Haram. | The Christian Post 

WASHINGTON — The mother of Leah Sharibu, a Christian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram last year, visited the United States this week to call on President Donald Trump to pressure the Nigerian federal government to work harder to secure the release of her daughter.

Rebecca Sharibu told attendees gathered for a Tuesday panel discussion on persecution in Nigeria hosted by the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation that she has not heard from the Nigerian government in months about the effort to secure the release of her daughter.