Leah Sharibu: An Easter Song For Dapchi Girl, Who’s Become Like A City Set Upon A Hill


The Oasis Reporters

April 1, 2018

Miss Leah Sharibu, still in Boko Haram Islamist den of captivity on account of her faith and refusal to renounce Christianity for Islam.


Many Christians today celebrate Leah Sharibu’s heroic act in a very unlikely forest where she is allegedly being held making some Christians literally repenting of their backsliding and lukewarm worship and reverence for God. She’s already affecting so many lives globally in a positive way. Her singular act of bravery is already doing more than what many evangelists put together can possibly do in their ministries. Her defiant stand for Christ has brought good fame, popularity and glory. A local girl in far away Dapchi is being talked about globally! Whatever happens,some say, she has become a reference point in sermons,seminars, Bible studies, and many will include her story in their future writings.

The rustic ECWA church building in Dapchi looks sparklingly clean as it hosts diverse worshippers from all over the curious world who want to see and hear the choir sing it’s new song of resurrection hope for the now famous Leah Sharibu in the Islamic town of Dapchi.

The Pastor of the small town church will base his sermon on the city set upon a hill that can never be hidden. Christianity has put the Islamic town in the global map, making Dapchi more famous than Damaturu, the state capital.
All because of Leah Sharibu.

ECWA Church, Dapchi pastor and Mr. Sharibu (right), sharing a little prayer together.

“How many names of the released girls do people know? However, everyone knows Leah”, a commentator said to our guest correspondent in Dapchi.

“ We continue to trust God for her release. Kudos to her parents too. I’m not sure they are Bishops, Reverends, Archbishops, Apostles, Prophets, etc. I’m not sure also if they have Phd in Theology. They brought up their daughter to know her Lord, even in a school of over 99% muslims! How many of our over pampered wards really know the God of their parents ? Except to do big boys in church and slay queens in the Sanctuary. They stroll to church even when they are late as if they are doing Jesus a favour. What excuse will you who live in a comfort zone give before Jesus, where Leah , who lived in Yobe still stood firm?”, another added.

Yobe Senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim has revealed that serious negotiations are ongoing for the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok School Girls abducted by the Boko Haram.

The lawmaker, representing Yobe East senatorial district revealed this in a point of order at plenary on Thursday.

Ibrahim was responding to his colleagues who called for Sharibu’s release saying that serious talks were ongoing for her release.

He described the situation as unfortunate, more so as it appears that she would spend Easter in captivity rather than with her family.

Sharibu is one of more than a hundred Dapchi schoolgirls that were abducted by the Boko Haram Islamist sect on February 19, 2018, in Yobe State.

Five of her colleagues died in captivity while 104 others were released on March 21, 2018, but she was held back in captivity for allegedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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