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Since five years in captivity

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the UK-based human rights foundation, is calling for the release of Leah Sharibu who has been in captivity since 2018 saying the half-a-decade period she has spent with her kidnappers is “far too long”.

Leah is among the 110 girls that were abducted from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi in Yobe State by members of the Boko Haram militia on 19 February 2018. 

While most of the girls were released the following month, on 10 March 2018, Leah, aged 14 at the time of her abduction, was not set free for reportedly refusing to convert to Islam

“Five years is far too long. Leah’s continuing imprisonment by a deadly terrorist faction is emblematic of the Nigerian government’s resolute failure to combat the threats posed by multiple insurgencies,” CSW Founder President, Mervyn Thomas, says in a statement published five years after the abduction, February 19. 

Mr. Thomas says the current government has failed in securing Leah’s freedom. 

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