Leah Sharibu, Christian Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram 6 Years Ago, Turns 21 in Captivity

Leah Sharibu, Christian Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram 6 Years Ago, Turns 21 in Captivity


Nigerian Christians took the streets on Tuesday to protest their government’s incompetence in containing the threat of radical Islamist terrorism, marking the 21st birthday of Christian longtime Boko Haram captive Leah Sharibu.

Sharibu disappeared alongside about 110 other girls from Dapchi, Yobe state, Nigeria in February 2018, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. She was 15 at the time. Boko Haram, a Sunni jihadist terrorist organization affiliated with the Islamic State, has specialized in committing mass abductions of young women and girls in the past decade. Boko Haram jihadists tend to target Christian schools, kidnapping girls and forcing them into sex slavery through “marriages” with jihadists.

The Dapchi abduction, targeting the town’s Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, was one of the largest in

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