- A Nigerian pastor has called for the rescue of abducted schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu
- Leah was abducted alongside 110 other school girls by Boko Haram in February, 2018
- The pastor warned that Leah's death will be a bad image for the country if allowed to happen
The general overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Felix Meduoye, has appealed to the federal government to take all the necessary steps in ensuring that Leah Sharibu is rescued and reunited with her community.
Recall that Sharibu was among the 110 school girls abducted by the Boko Haram extremists on February 19. She was detained after her peers gained their freedom from extremists upon refusing to denounce her faith, Christianity.
The Punch reports that the church leader made the appeal during a session with journalists at the church's annual convention, adding that Leah's death is a bad omen for the image of the country.
He said: “We thank God that our dear sister, Leah Sharibu, stood for the faith and that is why she is still in the camp of the terrorists.
“For me, when I heard of it for the first time, I cried just like the mother would cry. I felt so bad and I think it is a serious problem for this country if that girl is killed because it will be a bad dent for us as a country. I think the government should do all that it can to see that the girl is brought back alive because it will speak volumes if she dies.
“For us, as a church, we will continue to pray for her safety and I believe that God has a way that no man can stop. I am trusting that Leah Sharibu is still going to come back alive.”
The pastor also called for unity in the country, adding that Nigerians must learn how say good things about the nation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu, had called on the federal government to do everything in bringing back her daughter.
She also denied taking the government to court or demanding N500 million as being reported.
Rebecca who spoke during a press conference burst into tears as she recalled that Boko Haram terrorists had reportedly given the government an October deadline to meet their demands or Leah would be killed.
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