NIGERIA – Nigeria’s Christian community slowly being erased as militants step up vicious killings, kidnappings

Leah has been held captive by Boko Haram in Nigeria since early 2018 for refusing to renounce her Christian faith(Save the Persecuted Christians)

It has been almost 18 long and painful months since Rebecca Sharibu’s teenaged daughter Leah was kidnapped from her classroom by Boko Haram Islamic militants in Nigeria. While Leah’s schoolmates were eventually freed, the ISIS-affiliated insurgents refused to release the soft-spoken student because she would not relinquish her Christian faith.

Now, Sharibu is turning to the U.S government in a desperate plea for her child’s life.

“I have brought my cry here. Leah is a beautiful child, she loves the Lord and I am so proud of her for not giving in,” Sharibu told Fox News. “But she has spent her 15th and 16th birthdays in captivity and we need her home.”