Kidnapped Nigerian girl who refused to renounce her Christian faith pleads for help

Kidnapped Nigerian girl who refused to renounce her Christian faith pleads for help
Kidnapped children (Image: CBS News video screen grab)

[Ed. – Religion of peace conquers all.]

A Nigerian Christian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram in February has called on the government to secure her release, local media said Tuesday, citing a purported audio recording of the hostage. Leah Sharibu, 15, was among more than 100 schoolgirls abducted from their hostel in the town of Dapchi in the restive northeast on February 19.

The only Christian among the hostages, she remains in captivity months after all the other girls were released.

In an unverified recording the jihadist group sent to local media late Monday, Sharibu made a passionate plea to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to work towards her freedom.

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“I plead with… the government and the president to have pity for me and save me from my situation,” Sharibu said in the Hausa language widely spoken in the north.

Sharibu faltered and repeated herself in the recording, suggesting she was reading from a prepared text.

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