The Oasis Reporters
April 1, 2018
A PRESS RELEASE BY THE ECWA PRESIDENT – REV DR JEREMIAH M. GADO – ON THE NON – RELEASE OF MISS LEAH SHARIBU WHO WAS ABDUCTED BY BOKO HARAM ALONGSIDE OTHER STUDENTS IN DAPCHI, YOBE STATE, NIGERIA
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) salutes the courage, doggedness, and faith of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi alongside other students of her secondary school. Leah is a member of ECWA in Dapchi. She is the only Christian girl among the abductees. She has not been released because she refused to renounce her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as a Christian.
We in ECWA are thankful that the federal government negotiated the release of all the abductees including Leah. We are also very happy that 104 of the girls plus two other victims have been released as at Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and are in safe hands. However, we are very surprised and sad that the Boko Haram abductors have refused to release Leah Sharibu simply because she is a Christian and would not give up her Christian faith for her release.
We call on the Federal Government and all its agencies to ensure the immediate release of Leah Sharibu who is a member of ECWA without any conditions. Leah is a law abiding Nigerian who is at liberty to practice her Christian profession to the fullest.
We condemn in strong terms any attempt to forcefully convert anyone from one religion to another. As a church we continue to pray for her release and the release of all abducted Nigerians.