Persecution Update, February 2019 - NIGERIA

Photo Credit : TVC New Nigeria

Photo Credit: TVC New Nigeria

Though close to half of Nigeria’s population identify as Christian, radical Islamists regularly terrorize Christians. In February of 2018, Boko Haram kidnapped 110 school girls. All but one has now been released. 15-year old Leah Sharibu, who is the only Christian, remains in captivity. She was promised release if she would simply recite the Islamic shahada and wear a hijab. Leah has repeatedly refused to renounce her faith in Jesus. Her father said, “My daughter’s trust and faith has made me realize that I have been living under the same roof with an admirable disciple of Christ.” Leah has been in captivity for a year now. Please pray for special grace for this courageous young woman to stand for Christ as well as for her parents, who are pleading for her release.